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EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ON DEVIANTART Ed. DEC.

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 1, 2013, 12:22 PM
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TPA presents talented photographers who talk about themselves and their relationship with Photography.
This month we are interviewing a multidimensional artist, Batsceba Hardy
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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I'm Italian, currently living in Berlin, whose skies I'm chasing among the clouds; but I could be anywhere.
I write stories in images and tell visions in words. What remains is superfluous, in Wittgenstein terms, including my secret background. I call myself craftsman of the Irreality, I live and will only live ‘in’ the net.


How did your relationship with Photography begin and how has it developed through the years?

It began when I picked up an Olympus Om2. It was very soon. I got the chance to play with acids and create rayograph. I love Polaroid  too.
I have always focused on details. The time that passed. My body. Then, when I arrived in Berlin I started taking pictures of the city and its inhabitants, I mean the city life.


I'm big by Batsceba


What does Photography offer you?

I think I have the desire to retell reality, and I do it taking photographs and writing.


What do you like photographing most?

Everything I see: people, objects, sounds and colours, shadows ...
I'm a photographer of the wait. I'm not looking for shots. I find them in the pauses. That's why I love taking pictures in the subway, in bars: because I wait for the right shot. All in all, it perfectly fits with my being. I'm motionless, it's life that changes my colour, my age.


Dangerous Minds B/W by Batsceba



Which photographers influenced you?

Uhm... Many. Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Urs Lüthi, Cecil Beaton, Vivian Maier, Robert Doisneau, Diane Arbus, Weegee, René Groebli,
André Kertész, Helen Levitt, Elliott Erwitt, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, Yuri Bonder...  The world is full of good eyes.


All Alone My Pet? by Batsceba



What equipment do you use?

Niki Ray (Nikon D7000)
Blue (Olimpus u9000,S9000)
Daniel (Nokia C5)
and others.... CASIO EX-Z110 - Olympus OM1 ....
I am not a traditional photographer, I believe that the means are not so important, after all ... and I don't have so much money to buy what I'd like. So
I dream of a dark room, a study, one Hasselblad, three Laica, a series of Polaroid, and more


studying the concept of oldness - one by Batsceba


Is there a photographic project that you are working on or you would like to work on?

Yes, I'm focusing more and more on details, like in this series of images
batsceba.deviantart.com/galler…
These series of shots have been taken on two different days with my little Olympus mju 9000 just to obtain this grainy quality, because I like to think that the grain gives the images a pictorial effect not hyper-realistic….

And I’m working also on another project that I called: The other side:
“There is another world, but it is in this one.” W.B. Yeats
batsceba.deviantart.com/galler…
But everything is still in my head.

Morning Light by Batsceba



Name a few places that you would like to visit for Photography.

-New York, true paradise for a street photographer.
-Up there in the North, Alaska, Scandinavia, Scotland, Iceland ... to photograph the Aurora Borealis.
- A hot-air balloon trip, to have a view from the top, like a bird.



Choose three photos you have taken and tell us why they are special to you.

This shot, which is still analog, reminds me of the smell of the acids and the magic of the image slowly appearing before your eyes. I no longer have a dark room and the equipment to develop and print photos, and I don’t like to rent other people’s stuff... I am a loner, I guess ...

fairytale by Batsceba


This is my first DD (not that I have taken many, only these two - both unexpected) I think it's an example of what I think is street photography.
actually I love taking photographs in restricted places: subways, coffee shops.

optimistic by Batsceba


I really like this shot, sure, you'll immediately notice the difference in resolution. but there are different places and situations, and different projects.

complicity by Batsceba



Thank you, Batsceba, for this interview!


Her page on DA batsceba.deviantart.com/ and her personal website www.batscebahardy.com/ are well worth a visit.



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:iconjonnygoodboy:
JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Bats is a wonderful talent, thank you for another class, enjoyed feature!
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myraincheck Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Batsceba rocks! She is unique and full of surprises. A bit crazy too, which I love :D

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Markotxe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this Batsceba is worth to be known ....
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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djailledie Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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noahsamuelmosko Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Photographer
..very nice to hear something extra about you, Batsceba ;) well done! :sun:
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:iconcallme-ismael:
Callme-Ismael Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Artist
Aloha,

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:iconandaelentari:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconirynafedorovska:
IrynaFedorovska Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great artist with unique vision of the world! :)
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JACAC Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s . Batsceba . y o u . d e s e r v e . i t :clap: a n d . :hug:
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PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Excellent feature, great all-around artist, with a big heart!
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e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
for sure! :nod:
I'm glad you liked it Patrick! :)
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ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful journal. Batsceba the true artist. Clap
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e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
:nod:
I'm glad you enjoyed it Ziaul! :)
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Vermontster Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Batsceba is great, and I dream of meeting her some day! Great journal! :)
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e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you Mark!
She's :#1:
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Batsceba Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   Photographer
:thanks: I'm so deeply moved... :iconkornblumeplz:
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:icone-l-a-n-i:
e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
you deserve this! :)
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DougNZ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Ah, the mysterious Ms B and her secret background :D
Was the small grey print on a black background her idea, as I can hardly read it.
Though that may be part of the mystery...
Wonderful interview and images :clap:
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:icone-l-a-n-i:
e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
put on your glasses, young man! :D

I'm glad you like it! :)
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DougNZ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Grandpa Angry
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:icone-l-a-n-i:
e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
:D
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pavboq Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
She's amazing! She played with acid, she gave her cameras names, she has a dangerous mind, she's always full of original ideas and still a big mystery!
Thank you both for this fantastic interview!
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:icone-l-a-n-i:
e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
She's also very kind and generous! She rocks! :#1:
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pavboq Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Without a doubt!:)
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arslanalp Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great
thank you both
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:icone-l-a-n-i:
e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
I'm glad you enjoyed it Alphan! :)
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:icononurrus:
onurrus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
nice one! thanks for sharing.
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:icone-l-a-n-i:
e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
I'm glad you like it! :)
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:icononurrus:
onurrus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes I did indeed :) 
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   Photographer
Superb interview!
Thank you for featuring this truly exceptional artist and a beautiful human being. :clap:
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:icone-l-a-n-i:
e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Batsceba rocks! :#1:
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