Ever since I was a kid I was fascinated by some form of visual art. Photography came out as my favourite form of expression, partly because of the speed of the medium but mostly as the most efficient tool of capturing the world around me.
Fifteen years ago, as a photographer with the love for everything tasty, I became particularly enthralled with food photography and styling as a pioneer of cook-it-yourself approach. That verve brought me to creating thoughtful imagery and content for a different brands across the food, travel and lifestyle industries. Today as a lifestyle and food photographer I always try to capture the atmosphere and the essence of a moment, while trying to give a hint of a personal touch and style.

Since I believe that great creativity is often a result of a team effort, nowadays I work closely with a group of talented people, stylists, writers, designers, ceramic artists and producers.

My work can be found in many leading regional but also international food and lifestyle magazines. I`ve authored over 40 cookbooks and have been working with different advertising agencies. My field covers editorials, books, packaging and advertising. Beside that I conceptualise tailored storytelling projects for my clients.

I have Honours degrees in Fine Art. This background deeply influenced my perception, the way I see and combine elements of composition and it gave me unique understanding of light. 

I enjoy working in my daylight photography studio in Zagreb, Croatia. With its high ceilings and north facing windows it brings all the beauty of natural light to the set. Add a big collection of props and fully equipped kitchen and you get a food photographer’s dream. Nevertheless, since I believe an artist always needs to try different approaches and constantly challenge, I love to travel worldwide and work on different destinations and surroundings, which truly inspires me.

Among few other awards I am proud winner of one of the biggest world photo competitions, Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year.

Besides all that I’m a mother of a nine-year-old boy and an addict for a raw tuna sashimi style and capers. Also, I will never say no to steak tartare.

Want to work together? To inquire about creative collaborations, to commission work, or just to say hello, please send me an email: contact@majadanica.com