About Me

We know what we see, and we see what we know. This is why I want to know more, because I want to look further!

Bergina Leka

“I remember a specific moment, watching my grandmother hang the clothes on the line, and her saying to me, 'you are going to have to learn to do this,' and me being in that space of awareness and knowing that my life would not be the same as my grandmother's life.”― Oprah Winfrey

Emotions are essential to my creativity, and I pour them into artistic outlets. By making art, I am exploring my own story and experiences, making meaning of them, achieving some catharsis, and inspiring or comforting others.
This is why my photography documents how I’ve felt while I was walking the streets of the city, rather than the life there.

I’ve also pursued the concept of human loneliness. I present this concept symbolically through isolated figures, turned away, blurred or camouflaged in the urban landscape.
This perception is very much influenced by my studies in sociology, most importantly from the theories about super modernity.

In my compositions I aim for simplicity, whilst each image tells its very own story and captures the mood.

Currently I teach photography classes and workshops..