Photography, Poetry, Charity
„Portrait Diaries“ is a print on demand, non-profit magazine founded by Joy Dana.
The profit made from selling the magazines is donated to charities.


Founder, Photographer

The state of mind we’re in at a specific time reflects in our actions and life in general. So the state of mind and mood we’re in does also reflect in the photos we take. No matter if it’s landscape, self-portraits or portraits of another person. It’s not possible to take a portrait of someone else without also seeing a glimpse of the photographers‘ personality. 

I think it is important to give back to people that are in need and don’t have the luck others might have in their lives.


Helping Hands



My passion resides in many places, most corresponding with the expression of oneself through artistry and fashion, but writing is perhaps the most prominent of them all. I love connecting with people, we each have our own way of captivating one another. We learn and grow through each other, I find it to be a beautiful thing. Sharing stories through the art of language has a sense of solidity and permanent continuation. Poetry is particularly special to write because poems are fluid, they mean whatever the reader needs them to mean while still holding the integrity of the writer. I seek to share the stories so far untold and unfold the experience within them.

Alexander Seidmann

Illustration, Brainstorming, Social Media

It has always been my passion to be creative. No matter if it was drawing, singing or dancing. About ten years ago I discovered my fascination for photography and it’s still present. Also I love movies and the process in-front and behind-of the camera, telling stories with 24 frames per second. That’s why I started to study acting.

A lot of the most successful people on this planet didn’t have the greatest childhood. They didn’t have the possibilities others had. That’s why I think it’s important to give everyone the chance they deserve.