I live for the sweet smell of a boarding pass! In fact, life doesn’t feel complete without one. I have always been an intrepid traveller, staying away from tourist destinations, preferring to visit more obscure places around our globe.
I am always looking for a photograph that can convey what I see and how I feel about where I am and who I’ve met. I am continually struck by the warmth and humanity of people, even in the most desolate of circumstances.
I have been obsessed by many things. As a child I drew animals all the time, and I started adult life as a Fine Artist, creating an abundance of wildlife paintings, photographs, drawings, paintings and sculpture. I even made a life size giraffe out of papier mache and several sculptures of dogs.
12 years of Nursery Teaching allowed me to work with small children on art projects – something I still love to do today.
Work, travel and photography: By embracing new technology and turning my skills to web design I was led to a 15+ year full time corporate journey, managing the websites and E-Commerce for Molton Brown, the British Museum, Aveda, Estée Lauder Companies and St John Ambulance, looking after their training and first aid supplies websites.
Curiosity at Aveda led me to find out where ingredients in cosmetics come from – and I got myself involved with indigenous cultures and communities in India, Brazil and Australia that supply ingredients – people who I love and love to photograph.
I have have been published by National Geographic, am a contributor to Outdoor Photographer magazine and in 2014 was short-listed for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the Outdoor Photographer of the Year and the British Life Photography Awards. I am currently shortlisted for the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015 – though my main priority is always just to do more.
I also enjoy other arts now and then, like making stained glass windows and lamps of birds, fish and an armadillo – always of animals, printmaking and the simple joy of drawing on paper.”
Naomi Stolow BA(Hons) Fine Art, NFTD Nursery Foundation Teaching Diploma, PTLLS adult teaching diploma. 12+ years working with young children and 15+ years online, design and ecommerce management experience. A lifetime of photography.
Photographs are available to buy as prints, framed prints or digitally – please contact me here for more information.