To be honest I do not really remember how I have met Vinita, one thing is for sure we are both creative expats meeting each other from time to time in The Hague area during networking events, and that is nice …
Name: Vinita Salomé
Country/City: The Netherlands, Gouda
What is your dream?
My dream is to touch, encourage and spread happiness through my work/craft which is photography.
What is my dream job?
I’m living my dream job at the moment and feel very grateful that I am able to do this. Through Vinita Salomé Photography, I could utilise my everyday experiences as a mother, my love for photography and my innate interest in people. Over the years families have shyly opened up for me and my camera so I could show the invisible bonds of love that held them together. I strive to make parents and children feel relaxed and comfortable about allowing me into their lives and letting me take photographs that are natural.
My hope for all my clients is that years later, when nature has taken its course and the children have moved out, sometimes to distant lands like I did, both the parents and children will have a tangible reminder of an ordinary day that time has made extraordinary.
How did you achieve your goal = dream job?/ How do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?
I grew up in Kobe – a picturesque city that would inspire any photographer, and it was in Kobe that I was first introduced to the art of photography.
My journey into the world of photography was an adventurous one. I took the first step into this competitive world when I moved to Mumbai, the Indian city that never sleeps. Like most photographers I started at the bottom.
I began learning the craft as an assistant at a renowned photography studio. But, to my utter dismay, my enthusiasm turned against me. I kept tripping over tripods and got stuck with the nickname “walking war-zone”. It was during this time that I realised I belonged outside. So, I tentatively, ventured into the world of outdoor photography, and there I’ve stayed ever since.
Having traveled extensively and lived in three countries I have always been fascinated by people. I longed to combine this love of people and photography and make a living at the same time.
While I was piecing this together, I fell in love and ‘settled down’ in Gouda, the Netherlands. It was only in 2006 after my son was born that things finally fell in place.
That was when Vinita Salomé Photography was born.
What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?
Take the plunge and go for it! You will never know until you’ve tried it!
Who are you?
There are many ways I can answer this questions as a lot of it is intertwined.
Personally, I have been born and brought up in Japan, come from Indian origin and now live in The Netherlands, with my Dutch husband and our 6 year old son.
Dream job wise: I’m a lifestyle portrait photographer specialising exclusively in children and family portraiture. Please feel free to browse my website at: www.vinitasalome.com and I regularly update my blog here: www.vinitasalome.com/blog