Over the years I have unintentionally photographed the youth and looking back at these photos I am transported to these moments and am overwhelmed with feelings of happiness and hope. Amazed at their freedom to 'just be', their curiosity, their purity and their complete and utter presence. Having had a strange childhood and being forced to grow up very quickly I am, subconsciously, always yearning to be young again, to be curious, free and present.
My name is Feride but I'm more commonly known as Fred. I'm a local graphic designer specialising in branding, print and typography. I have had a passion for photography from a very young age. Originally born in Albania we fled as a child due to the civil war. I love travelling and exploring new cultures. These new places, people and cultures fill me with hope and wander. Through my photography I try to give viewers an opportunity to share in my experiences and how I view the world; Always colourful and full of hope. You can see more of my photos here: https://www.instagram.com/ferideseferaj/