Today in the Happy Belly profile series we discover Genia Valla. Our photographer is also a great artist, a sensitive and lucid woman, mother and friend.
This is how he answered the 12 questions:
- Name and/or nickname:
- Where were you born, where did you grow up?
I was born in the Ukraine, grew up partly there and part of my youth was spent in the Czech Republic.
- Who are you in a few characters?
I am a woman, I know, because I feel the feminine energy and I would not change it for anything; I am a mother, I was one long before my children were born; I am a partner for my life partner, daughter, sister, friend, partner... I am also a photographer, the person who tries to understand life, reflect on it and question it through images.
- What do you do for a living?
Apart from photographing, I teach boys and girls to explore the world through images. I teach creative photography workshops sowing small seeds, which I hope will somehow become values in the future such as appreciating beauty, trusting oneself and respecting the work of others.
- At what point in life are you? What moves or interests you?
Life itself moves me. I am in THE moment, when I try to get rid of the noise around me and stay alone with the essence of life. Feel and transmit the love for beauty in all its variants.
- If you could spend a day in the skin of another being, what would it be?
I would say that I would like to be the sea, and experience how it feels to embrace the land, give life to so many species and also inspire so many people.
- A perfect day for you is…
The perfect day is when I dedicate part of it to creation and another part to my family within the analog world, without cell phones, televisions, computers, etc...
- A colour
Right now the tile color
- One Love
- A song
- a parting phrase
Before starting any journey, you have to heal your relationship with yourself. It is the most important thing that exists, because I see it as the foundation that sustains everything around us.