1. A Little Girl Growing Up in Amsterdam
Zilla van den Born is a 25-year-old young woman, born and raised in Amsterdam, Netherlands. As a child, she simply wanted to travel the world. However, when she was just 16-years-old, van den Born decided to enter the modeling world. After realizing how editors modified her appearance, she became fascinated with photo editing, filters, and graphics.
When the time came for van den Born to enroll in college, she decided to study graphic design at the Art Academy of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Day after day, her passion for editing and photography only grew stronger. Soon, this enriching hobby led van den Born to develop a new goal. No longer did she simply want to travel the world…
2. Her Desire To Capture The World
Soon, Van den Born’s love for imagery and travel merged. She developed a deep desire not only to travel the world, but also capture its full glory. So, after some consideration, van den Born decided to take a break from college and go on a month-and-a-half-long trip. Her traveling destination? Southeast Asia!
Ever since she was a little girl, van den Born dream of visiting Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. So, she figured these destinations would make for a perfect first solo backpacking trip. Furthermore, she believed the trip would also help her recharge her batteries, while opening her eyes. Unfortunately, it would also change van den Born’s family and friends’ perspective of her forever.