Simone Barbieri

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© Simone Barbieri

Italian photographer, Simone Barbieri is one of my favourite artists on Flickr. I love his off-kilter, surreal images and the fact he embraces flaws and mistakes. He also curates the brilliant asapmag.tumblr.com. We recently chatted about his work and inspiration.

Hi Simone, please tell me a little about yourself.

My name is Simone, 40 years old from Milano, Italy.

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How did you develop an interest in photography?

I started to take analog photos more than 20 years ago. I’m influenced by billboards, signs, minimalism and movies. I try to pay attention to portraying subjects within their own atmosphere and to not decontextualize them.

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© Simone Barbieri
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What cameras do you prefer to use?

Canon at1, Canon Prima Zoon 90u, Olympus Trip 35, Olympus AF10, Olympus Mju II, disposable cameras, Fuji x series and smartphone.

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© Simone Barbieri

Do you have a favourite photographer or artist whose work you admire?

I admire William Eggleston, Luigi Ghirri, Martin Parr, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Robert Frank and many others.

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Thanks Simone!

For anyone interested in seeing more of Simone’s work, go check out his Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr.

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