Alban Smajli was born in Prishtinë, Kosova. At the age of three, he moved to Germany because of the military unrest in the Balkans. It was his father who gave him his first camera at age of 13. His serious interest in fashion photography developed whilst traveling alone to Brazil at age of 20 and get shoot by chance his first model Caroline at Copacabana Beach and then makes his first experience in studio photography with Nathalie Sorensen. His interest shifted from social commentary to narrative based fashion photography whilst his studies of Art History in Germany and Canada. Nevertheless, the documentary photography still for Alban very important. He travels the world, shooting for many magazines, such as Vogue Italia, National Geographic, to name a few. Several of his photographs are represented by world leading agencies. He has been behind the lens of cover photographs and got honored by several art accolades. He is knows as much for his professionalism as for his artist´s sensibility. No vision goes unrealized. Every shot is treated as a chance to create something unique. His experience as the Creative Director of the fashion and contemporary art magazine LE MILE has given him an unique insight into the creative needs of artistically photography combined with high fashion. Alban´s first exhibition was at Hen Nutshuis Gallery in The Hague, Netherlands in 2011. These images represent just a sample of Alban Smajli´s passion for creating truly photographs.
Art+Commerce (New York) represents selected photographs of Alban Smajli.