was born in Germany in 1971 and raised in Stuttgart.
In 2002 she started her expatriate life when she moved to the Philippines with her husband. After living in Manila, she moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2004 and is based in Abu Dhabi since 2012.
Being exposed to various new cultures, she was able to follow her sincere passion for observing humans and found photography to be her medium of conveying that passion to the viewer by creating imagery identifying and capturing their unique characteristics. Consequently, most of her work revolves around portraiture.
As a professional photographer, Manuela strives to work in the field of NGOs and charity organizations. She has the pleasure to work with global organizations like Operation Smile US. Manuela was commissioned to document their contemporary approaches in health care and education on their medical missions, thus illustrating the impact of their work through her images.
Business Development Manager -Maritime Systems at
SONARTECH ATLAS PTY LTD
Manuela is a wonderful photographer.
The images she captures often provide a unique insight into scenes and events. She is genuinely fascinated about people's cultures and seems to be able to capture this through her lens.
If you were to go through her portfolio of photography you would see her cultural fascination and sensitivity in the images and her stories which accompany them.
Chief Operating Officer - North Queensland at ExperienceCo
Standing in front of a camera doesn't come naturally to most people.
To get consistently great photos you need to be talented in not just photography, but also have a high level of interpersonal skills and cultural awareness.
Manuela is the full package. we have used Manuela to provide all our photographic requirements for company brochures, profiles and our website.
I won't go to anyone else.
Content Strategist - Host of ´Emirati Stories’ podcast
United Arab Emirates
When I first saw one of Manuela's business portraits on LinkedIn, I was stunned by the quality, the powerful expression on the person's face - spent twice the time I usually spend on a profile.
After looking at her website I quickly decided that I had to have my own Manuela Emmer portrait :) She was very professional and also fun to work with. Great experience
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