mahaneela is a 24 year old creative from london.
her work takes it's form through her photography, writing and more recently, film. she captures her experiences and travels on her sony a7, canon 6d or on 35mm film. she uses an olympus om10, and a variety of point-and-shoot film cameras.
mahaneela has worked for a number of commercial clients, such as converse, adidas, nike, eurostar, xl recordings, young turks, because music and more. she has written for publications such as boat & suitcase magazine.
in her non-commercial projects, mahaneela focuses on portraiture that captures the essence of her subjects, as well as focusing on themes of flora and fauna. mahaneela made her directorial debut this year with a music video for artist Denai Moore, which was premiered on The Fader and nominated for a Shiny Award. she recently debuted her first short film 'Kindred' at the Tate Modern as part of their 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the age of Black Power' exhibition.
now a part of the creative team at the established independent music labels XL Recordings and Young Turks, mahaneela has cemented herself within London’s bubbling arts and music community, and continues to contribute through organising live music events, social media consultancy and her role as an influencer. she was recently named one of the female creative leaders for 2017 by The Dots.
mahaneela is a also part of female creative collective and agency in bloom. she helps co-ordinate events, commercial projects, and of course, photography and other creative endeavours. in bloom have created campaigns for commercial clients such as SURE, Converse and more.