Video & Photography
Karina Djijo of Djijo Studios
I knew I was in love when I could spend countless nights in the darkroom developing film, dodging, burning, and watching magic happen in the photo bath in the college film photography lab.
I knew it was serious when this new-found passion started to compete with my passion for painting.
More than 10 Years of Creativity
A decade of experience in the professional creative world
I’ve spent a good amount of my recent years behind the camera capturing stills and also exploring, experimenting in and learning about the art of filmmaking.
From Photography to Motion
More recently, I began shooting, directing and editing films.
From abstract shorts, scripted short films, documentaries, ads and trailers I have found that the added dynamic of movement and telling a story in a linear way versus through a single photograph or short series of photographs forces you to think differently and challenges the mind in new ways. I absolutely love the added layers of movement and sound in my creative and visual storytelling work.
Exploring the Moving Image
Filmmaking has given me a chance to explore a new way of seeing and applying my previous knowledge and experience to my motion work.
I have always loved cinema and the moving image. Nothing can express the sheer satisfaction one gets from the process of making a film. Sometimes it is very simple, at others, there are a lot of moving parts and a lot to keep track of.
Cinematography Inspires Photography
I find that what i learn in my experience as a cinematographer and filmmaker influences my still photography work and any creative direction I give or contribute to a project.
Of course, this applies in reverse for all the disciplines I work in. Often, projects call for knowledge and the use of several mediums to tell a story or convey a message.
Creative Direction at bizworkTV
Providing creative direction during bizworkTV’s many photoshoots and while filming episodes with Mayra and show guests has been an amazing experience.
I learn so much each and every single time.
My role as an artist and creative director has, over many years through present day, morphed into a multi-faceted combination of skills, expertise and capabilities in several areas.
This strong foundation helps me achieve rich visual content to hold a viewer’s attention and clearly convey a compelling message.