About • Canmore Freelance Photographer

I'm Camille. If you're here, you probably already know that I'm a photographer (mostly).

I was born in The Philippines, growing up in New Zealand before my family settled in Brisbane, Australia. I've had a healthy interest in art & creativity since I was young, but it wasn't until I was 13 that I picked up the camera. It became the thing I took with me everywhere, even to school. My parents knew before I did that photography was meant for me, so on my 15th birthday, they gave me my first dSLR, and over a decade later here I am—inseparable from the camera, an object through which I tell every story. I am completely self-taught.

It's taken me some time to understand what kind of photographer I am. In fact, I'm think I'm still figuring it out. I've never been able to define myself as being one kind of photographer, because I love to capture more than one kind of thing. Wherever I go, my camera comes with me, and photography is my art form. All I know is that I've always loved telling stories, even as a 2-year-old (not that my toddler talk made much sense). That love of storytelling has always been the common theme in my photography, and now I know—for lack of any better term, I am a documentary photographer; a visual storyteller. I want you to feel as if you were in that moment with me, and if I've done that, then I guess I'm doing this right.

This blog is an ongoing documentary of sorts, and serves as a space for my creative and emotional expression. You can follow along here or on my social channels to stay up-to-date.

To view more of my professional work, you can visit my website at camillenathania.com.


Logo by Leona Fietz

Lastly, although it should go without saying

All content on this blog unless stated otherwise has been created by Camille Nathania/Camille Santiago. Please ask and leave credit where it's due if you wish to share any photos, words and videos elsewhere.