Author Archives: Ria Mishaal

Ria Mishaal is an artist and photographer, exploring the capture of light and love in still images. She loves trees, authenticity, and working with her hands. She likes to be organised. She loves to get lost in stories, breathing fresh air and learning.

‘The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.’ Samuel Johnson Certainly for me, travelling has always given me new perspective. Taking yourself out of your own environment and submerging instead in a different culture, environment and climate reawakens the […]

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For those of you who don’t know The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, it is a wonderful organisation of about 11,000 members. It was founded in 1853 ‘to promote the Art and Science of Photography’. In October 2010 I received the distinction of Associate of the Royal Photographic Society with this panel. The Society […]

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Going through my old slide transparencies, I’ve come across this Panel, for which I received my Licentiate distinction of the The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, back in 2002. It is awarded for competence in practical photography, and is the first of three possible distinctions. I got my Associate in 2010 (I’ll share that […]

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Behance is a site which allows you to ‘Showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries’. I thoroughly recommend spending some time wandering through these cyber-galleries. I guarantee you will find work which speaks to you. There I discovered the work of Cally Whitham, a photographic artist from […]

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Her songs are some of the most beautiful I have ever heard. To me Zee Avi‘s music captures the human condition – beauty, complexity, sadness, wry humour. Her lyrics paint the most vivid canvas, her voice a gorgeous mix of silk and gravel…this is one of my favourites. ..

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