Each year, we interview the overall winner of the Photoion Awards to find out how they started their journey into photography, what inspires them, what they are working on, and where they hope to go with their art.

So we sat down with this year’s winner, Ilona Suppal, to pick her brain about how she came to be here.

Interview with Ilona Suppal

Why photography Ilona? How did you fall in love with it?

My love for photography came into my life quite unexpectedly. I have always been quite a creative person, and I was looking for new ways to express myself and I found photography to be a great medium. I love photography because it gives me a chance to freeze the precious moments, capture emotions, and tell stories. I can say that photography changed my life and definitely changed my perception of the world for the better.

How long have you been practising photography?

To be honest it has not been long. It’s been about 2 years now since I bought my first DSLR and started to explore the amazing world of photography.

Who’s your greatest inspiration in photography? (they don’t have to be famous)

You will be surprised but the person who inspires me the most in photography is not a photographer or artist at all. Well, at least not yet. It is my son; a beautiful little boy who melts my heart every day, in-between those moments when he makes me want to pull my hair out. I love to watch him grow, but I see how fast i