Mai Hem is a professional photographer & digital artist and currently based in the uk.
Growing up, Mai had a naturally creative side, experimenting with various forms of art, dance, singing, and music as a child. However, the camera lens came much later in life. During recurrent battles with depression and anxiety, the camera became a form of therapy... a way to make sense of the world when sense felt elusive.
...the photos became a visual release for emotions and thoughts i struggled to vocalise, comprehend, or understand at the time, and the beauty captured within each image was also a glimpse of the beauty and joy that I knew was within reach.
Although Mai Hem is drawn to urban, urbex, street and documentary photography, where the stories of creation, connection, and destruction are constantly flowing; she also admires the beauty and simplicity of landscapes and nature, and emotive power of a portrait.