September 9, 2020
IN CONVERSATION WITH ANEEKA MANKU
Photography by Aneeka Manku
Interview by Melanie Meggs
Aneeka Manku is a photographer based in England whose journey is inspired by ordinary life and that in which it embodies: land, nature, architecture, people, objects, interactions and the destruction. Her photography is simplicity, emotion and stillness. In her photography, her subjects are often lone, still and quiet and she uses colour depicted to her feelings. Aneeka shares her series SPAINCOLLECTIVE 2019 which assembles her journey to Valencia, Cuenca and The Pyrenees. Focusing on high contrast, Aneeka portrays a series that is homely, intriguing and a view into a bright and beautiful country.
"Simplicity, feeling and stillness is what best sums up my work. I always feel that there are two captures for each photograph - one is with your eyes and the second with the camera. There is feeling attached to each capture and what you are trying to do is best portray that feeling through your own creative, technical and editorial style. A finished photograph should feel whole, and completely focused on that moment."