If Alaya Gadeh, born in 1966 in Bitburg/Germany, had not become a photographer, she would most probably be either a painter and interior designer or a poetess. But it is just this photographic art that allows for her to be all this at once. As a "visual poetess" Alaya tells with her works of her love for nature, colours and ornaments. By overlaying and mirroring photos of flowers and blossoms, she creates delicately romantic and colorfully energetic mandalas reminiscent of the refraction of light in diamonds. Their message to the viewer is pure joy and the positive energy of unspoiled nature.