Debra Bardowicks – about the photographer
My job lets me combine my two passions : Animals and Photography. Your main point of interest will probably be my photos, but here’s some more personal info if you’re interested.
BSc Hons in Biological Sciences, specialising in Environmental Biology and Animal Behaviour
MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging with Distinction.
How did I get into animal photography? As a child my pets included everything from mice to ponies and I was simply fascinated by the variety and beauty of the natural world. At age 14 I worked at Frankfurt Zoo during my school holidays. That‘s when I started photographing seriously and since then I never stopped.
Career beginnings After school in Germany and England I studied in England and Finland. My studies took me to several interesting places around the world. In Guatemala I looked after wildlife that had been taken away from smugglers. I spent a summer camping at a beach on Crete to study sea turtles and in Kenya I produced information materials for visitors and school children at “Lake Bogoria National Reserve”. All these experiences confirmed my decision to work as a professional photographer.
Nowadays: Now I have achieved my dream and have been working worldwide as a photographer for the media, advertising, charities and private clients since 2006. Although I enjoy photographing any kind of animal, dogs and horses are my speciality and I have photographed them in countries as far apart as Abu Dhabi and Vietnam, Australia and Iceland. As an animal photographer I see the beauty in every animal and would like to show their individual personality with the images I produce. It is my aim to produce aesthetic and touching images.