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

I first fell in love with photography when I was 17 during my trip to Germany. At that time I was more focused on photographing my holidays, moments of my life.
It is during my years at university that my quest changed.

Now, an important part of my photography is focused on 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.

Another part of my photography is focused on documenting how I’ve felt while I was walking the streets of the city, rather than the life there.

My 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.

Sometimes I may need some distance — time or space — between me and something that happens to me before I can work with it.
In my compositions I aim for simplicity, whilst each image tells its very own story and captures the mood.

Currently I am involved in teaching photography classes and workshops.