Janina & Jawad (Reportage Studios)

Janina Brocklesby and Jawad Aslam of Reportage Studios met four years ago at a wedding they both photographed as associate and second shooter. “Ever since, Jawad was my go-to and we worked very well together,” says Brocklesby. “During the pandemic we decided to go ‘official’ as a duo (no, they are not married to each other). Along with that came our business name, Reportage Studios. We are both self-taught and the photography community is very important to us.”

Their post production, they say, focuses on vibrant, strong, warm colors showing intensity. “We want our images to not go out of fashion. We also love black and white with strong blacks and little grey.”

They also admit to being obsessed with watching people and the connections between them. “We will put moment above anything else,” they say. “As much as we aim for perfect light, moments, and composition, we also know that in 20 years’ time, these will not matter as much as the people and moments in the image. We are visual storytellers and we document the day as it happens, super chilled and calm with touch of humor.”