Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography

Bedrock by Miss Aniela shot in Iceland

“Optimum creativity is a birth: it needs a plan and foreknowledge, but it needs time, no pressure and an unexplainable force of nature.”

Natalie Dybisz is a fashion photographer based in London, working under the name Miss Aniela.

Her quote comes from this video – “The Best Environment for Creativity” – a clip from her CreativeLive course Imaginative Fashion Photography. More on that below.

She also comments, “If you rely too much on the plan and if you try to force perfection, your creativity can droop and fail.”

The video description notes, “Miss Aniela talks about balancing the pressures of client work with the desire to give yourself time and space to be inspired. She advises photographers on how to set yourself up to nourish your most creative self without striving for perfection.”

Here is another video: Extreme Fashion Shoot in Iceland – where the image at the top was created.

[Photo above and one below from facebook.com/missanielaphotography]

A bio for her CreativeLive online course includes:

“Miss Aniela is a fine-art and fashion photographer based in London, UK. Her career as an artist began in 2006 whilst a student, when she was offered solo shows in London and Madrid and sought to speak in the US for Microsoft. Her work has since been exhibited in numerous international shows, published in media worldwide…”


Natalie Dybisz is the author of the books:

Self-Portrait Photography: The Ultimate in Personal Expression

Creative Portrait Photography: Innovative Digital Portraiture to Reveal the Inner Subject

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Natalie Dybisz“Going to one’s dreams, or to one’s own life experiences/subconscious, I have found to be the best way to conceive images that might not even be truly original, but lack cliches, and come genuinely from the artist’s soul and heart…. often with a message for others.”

Quoted in my post Collaborating With Our Shadow Side.

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Online course:

Imaginative Fashion Photography course

CreativeLive course:
Imaginative Fashion Photography

From the description:

“Join renowned fine art and fashion photographer Miss Aniela for a 3 day course on everything you need to know about creating vibrantly artistic and commercial fashion images. Miss Aniela will take you step-by-step through an on-location photo shoot, showing both lo-fi and high-production budget approaches to a fashion set-up…”

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