Born and raised in Madgaon, Goa Annette Sebira Juliao has always been self-driven in the path she pursued. The love for photography hit her when she looked up to her father, Evarsito Juliao who was a part time photographer for various events. The lady who was inspired by her father then grabbed the camera and started clicking pictures of her family and friends during occasions. When she excitedly passed on the photographs to her neighbors, was the time her close circle had suggested that she’d take her skills seriously and also make it her profession. Sebira then went on to pursue a photography course in Mumbai and now has established herself as a full-fledged Fashion photographer.
This woman photographer broke through an industry that carries a lot of stereotypes, an industry that prioritises its people with power. Though she had to face the downfall at her initial stages where people suppressed her, teased her, put her down and even backstabbed her, she rode through her journey with utmost confidence. All these elements impacted her the right way, besides which she also says, “My pillar of strength has always been my husband- Bryce Rodrigues, an enormous support system who has given me the motivational push and helped me establish my brand PHOTOFLIX”.
The photographer goes on to say, “Fashion to me is a mixture of designs, the costumes, the way it is being styled and the models. An outfit that always fascinates me is the Lehenga as I feel it gives a more artistic look. Apart from Fashion I’m also into concept and wedding shoots, when it comes to concepts it is based on the clients’ requirement on how they want it and how it needs to be executed whereas some concepts have my ideas that would be discussed amongst the team and brought out”.
Three and a half years journey which was more or less a roller coaster ride, around 75 shoots and nine fashion shows the photographer sends out a message to all the women out there who envies a career in this field; “photography to most of the parents aren’t a serious profession nor an education, I as an independent woman would encourage more girls to enter this field which would be a shoulder to shoulder accomplishment. At the same time Photography is a profession that cannot be taken lightly, it includes tremendous effort and hard work, and I really wish that every child’s parents encourage them and give importance to their passion as a profession”.