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Akila Berjaoui is an Australian photographer born in Tweed Heads (northern Australia) – a lovely seaside town. Her father comes from Beirut, where the photographer spent her childhood. The mother’s family lives in Australia and Aklia spent most holidays at Northern NSW. Akila’s family background influenced her work – her photos are described as sensual shoots of the people on the beaches around the world. Her work is inspired by photographers such as Slim Arons, Bruce Weber, Peter Beard, Claude Nori, and Juergen Teller.
Fashion and Travel
Akila Berjaoui is a fashion and conceptual photographer. She studied at the University of Sydney and worked as an intern for the famous fashion magazine Russh. She had little experience with a camera during high school and student days, but she started shooting by chance for Russh. With the Polaroid camera, Akila took some photos that everyone liked. After that, she traveled to Asia and started shooting in different countries. Akila Berjaoui takes photos of the seaside of Sydney but also photos of the shores of Italy, France, and Brazil.
Sensual Photography by Akila Berjaoui
She usually highlights sand, sun, water and creates sensual photographs of girls which natural beauty is the main focus in her work. The photographer’s inspiration comes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. The photos are saturated with the sun or late late-70s and early 80s hues, like her first series, that shows a misty atmosphere of the past decades.