Zuzu Valla is based in Ashford, Kent, originally come from Slovakia. At the age of 37, she is on the verge of defining her very own and recognisable signature photography style, exploring multiple layers of distinct human beauty.
Zuzu’s work was published in many respected online and print magazines such as; Vogue Italia, Dark Beauty Magazine, Dodho Magazine, Kent Bride Magazine, Artbo, STRKNG.com and many more. Zuzu has exhibited her work in Paris and Iran this year and she is planning more exhibitions in the UK and Paris in 2019.
Zuzu was brought up in a traditional Slovak family, growing up in the last years of strong communism regime and social transformation of Slovakia (formerly Czechoslovakia). Her father was a multiple boxing champion of Czechoslovakia while her mother was a housewife raising her, sister and brother in a small town. Zuzu’s grandfather was a keen amateur photographer shooting in black and white. Grandmother was using special painting method to colour his photographs.
Zuzu started her interest in photography almost by accident in her late 20s. After initial disappointments using a mobile phone camera, she reached for her first DSLR camera and she has never looked back. Photography began her favourite hobby.
Zuzu is excited about capturing the moments, where beauty, sadness and mystery come together. These photographs are creating her unique visual signature.
All images © Zuzu Valla