Who I am


Hi, my name is Anja (as you may have figured). I’m a photographer, filmmaker and storyteller.

I’m not one of those people who always had a camera in their hand growing up. To be fair I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life until “the media” became a desirable field of work at the end of my high school years. So I studied something that related to that and realised that I enjoyed the creativity that this area could potentially offer me.
Before graduating university, I decided to do an internship at a TV station in Honolulu, Hawaii. I took a small digital camera with me to document my life on the other side of the world and got told that I had “an eye for details and scenes” and that I should keep up taking pictures. So I did. Things snowballed from there. I got my first DSLR and started playing with everything this new toy would allow me to do. That was in 2005.

Fast forward to 2019, I am now a Senior Video Producer in higher education and a photographer with my own business. I have a passion to create, an urge to learn, improve my skills and tell stories. I come up with a million little projects and ideas every week, some of which will never be put into practice. I have a passion for life and I love what I do.

I am a visual storyteller and people photographer, based in Brighton, UK.

Anja by Adrienne Pitts
Photos by Adrienne Pitts

I have red hair and blue eyes – which I’ve been told is quite a rare combination. I’m a very positive person, I love to travel and discover the world, love the big city buzz and exploring new places. I do crossfit and am a little bit addicted to coffee and chocolate! Standing still and being patient is not something I’m good at, I do eventually lose my train of thought sometimes, and I like punctuality and having things in order – I guess that’s my German heritage.
I really enjoy meeting new people, making friends and connections and learn from others. So if you’d like to get in touch for whatever reason – to book me for a photography session or to just say hello, please don’t hesitate and drop me a message.