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