Interview with:
Debora Barnaba

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Where are you born and when?

Milan, 06/06/1985

Where do you live?


When and how do you start your path in photography?

In 2007, I was painting but at a certain point I finished my colors and money, so I began to take photos of all the things I wanted to paint. And I realised that the medium was incredible, that’s how I started doing photography.

Who were the three photographers that inspired you at the beginning and who are the three ones that inspire you now?
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I’ve always been inspired mostly from the history of art than photographers. Also because at the beginning I didn’t know many of them. So probably at the beginning Maurizio Montagna (my mentor, who taught me how to use the camera), and now Irving Penn, but also a lot of research I do online.

Did you go to a school or are you a self-taught?


Do you make photography as a living?


What do you like in photography, what is your motivation?

I need reality to say something, and this is very complicated, more than painting. But is very attractive to find in reality inspirations, and new ways to look at it

What do you want to express or arouse in those who watch your images?

I want to inspire new visions of the body, of its power, of themselves, of the world.

What are your preferred moment(s) in the creation process?

The shooting and the selection

What are your three most representative images, and why?
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I think are these three. They represent my last works, so I still feel them close to me and strong.

What equipment and/or techniques do you use?

It is not a matter of brands/lenses, it is mostly about analog/digital, preferred light (natural/flash), how much post-production, etc.

I use digital, with studio light. Less retouch as possible.

How and why your work as changed since you started?

I changed and grew up, the same is my work. I was more performative at the beginning, now I’m more thoughtful. The same in my life

What do you think about the fact that nowadays photography is mostly enjoyed on the Internet?

I think something is missed, because photography is not only a file, is also something real, is a print. And a print can give you more emotions, or different, than the file on the computer. Also because it changes a lot, the color, the texture, the dimension of the image. Totally another story

Why did you decide to join the nudeartzine project?

Because I liked the idea, and the project

Would you have an insight or advice to give to whomever is watching your work and wants to learn photography?

Study as much as possible, pay attention to everything is around and try to understand what do you want to say. Then try to take photos to say that.

What are your plans in the future?

to continue with my work, and grow up more and more, artistically and personally.

On what page our readers can find more of your work?

they can check my website, but also my instagram @deborabarnabaartist

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