About Me

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Offering artistic and whimsical photo products from Kihnu, Estonia.

CONTACT:
located in Kihnu, Estonia
tel: +372 5628 3373
email: ssoide@gmail.com
facebook – soidephoto

 

 

 

 

As you can probably have guessed from the name of this website, my name is Silvia and I like photography!

I’m a Canadian-Estonian from Vancouver who suddenly decided one day to take a crazy leap into the unknown and move to Estonia to discover my roots.
My story played out as most typical hollywood romances.

– Boy meets girl
– Boy and girl fall in love
– Girl moves to tiny little island in the west of Estonia and decides to become a photographer.

Yes, since 2008 I have been a very proud resident of Kihnu, Estonia and an avid admirer of photography. While I have been taking photos for a long time, I found new inspiration in the vivid culture and nature here on the island where my grandmother is from.

I finished photography courses at the Tartu Art College and have won awards from various competitions. My proudest achievement was winning first place in the photo contest “Pictures of homeland”, held by the Estonian National Museum. More than 2,000 photos were submitted from all over Estonia and it was an extreme honour to be placed first. Here I am accepting my award with the former president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, along with the winning photo.

As for my future, I can say that I have big plans for the new year and am very excited with the projects I am currently working on. I can’t wait to share them with you as soon as they’re completed. Until then, I hope that you enjoy the work that I’ve done and that it brings a smile to your face.