about me

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My passion is meeting people in all the variety the world has to offer, while reminding me of the importance of carrying my camera with humour, curiosity, compassion and humility.

My pursuit of new experiences rushes me to continually evolve my vision.


I was born in Paris of a french father and Sri Lankan mother. I speak English and French.

During my childhood, visits to my grand parents in Ceylon meant discovery and adventures. All my senses were awakened! I fell in love with this island at a very young age.

These Ceylonese holidays were alternated with wonderful road-trips to the Basque country in the south west of France, where my father was born.


 I entered IDA-CREAR (Paris, from 1987 to 1989) to study Photography and History of Art. I then worked in a photo studio, first as an assistant then as a photographer. My main assignments were in advertising, shooting still with a Sinar 5x4 view camera, a Kodak colour/grey scale and Balcar flash lights. I would eventually lock myself for hours in the dark room for the Black&white prints.


Today, natural light is my main lighting gear along with the ambiant lights.


From January 2019, I will share my time between Sri Lanka and the Basque country. Therefore, I will be available for your photographic project on both locations and further away... I am available on any location around the world . 


Fine Art prints  - Online sale.

Each photograph is a limited edition from 1 to 30 prints all sizes included, I print the images on Fine-Art Hahnemühle paper with a grammage range between 190 to 250 depending on the artistic rendering I want.

Some of the print are delivered signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity.

A sale ended a while ago. A new selection is on the way.


If you have any questions or a request, you are most welcome to send me an email here.


Let's talk soon!

Olivia Bonnal Sansoni