Zena Holloway is a self-taught underwater photographer born in Bahrain. Trained as a scuba dive instructor and guide, she discovered her love for photography during her time spent in the water. Also a film director, she has worked with a host of reputable clients including Fabergé, GQ, Nike, Sony and singer Kylie Minogue.
Zena’s inspiration is defined by the words of anthropologist and author Loren Eiseley: “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” The ideas for her images come in the quiet moments between awakeness and sleep. For Zena, her studio is underwater. She pushes the boundaries of creativity by capturing a moment in time where her figures float serenely in an open, solitary space of calm. Seeking to uncover the essence of a person in a peaceful underwater world, her photographs are at once surreal, mesmerizing and romantic.
Zena currently resides in London with her husband and their three small children.