Rebecca Dorothy was born in Rome in 1993. Since her childhood , she cultivated her passion for photography. As she got older she began to move more and more into the realms of erotic photography which is what swayed her decision in a move to Berlin – to be able to better express herself freely with her art . Rebecca Dorothy explores the body and sensuality in a overwhelming sea of colors, focusing first on her own body with the many self-portraits then entering into the most intimate and secret moments of lovers , friends and acquaintances. Her pictures tell stories, merging between reality and fantasy, love and passion, nudity and costume .
Which are the rules of your photographic work?
My main rules are: positive vibes, collaboration and feeling.
Is there a particular combination of techniques and tools that you think makes a difference?
To have the best quality you really have to take care of every little detail. That’s why sometimes you can see the difference when you work in a team and everyone takes care of their assigned field.
Tell us about an experience that has definitely changed the way you work and made you growing.
There hasn’t yet been this experience that has upset me so much that I have grown up. For now I take every experience as useful and as an incentive for growth.
Has there ever been a difficult situation? How did you react? Tell us.
I think that the life of an artist is almost always difficult and never with constant satisfaction. I think that being an artist is like a roller coaster of moments of glory and happiness to moments of total depression and frustration. I think this is the most difficult and constant condition of my life.
How do you relate to the environment and the subjects you see?
I try to find out before the start of the photographic project I try to explore the places to be photographed and become familiar. With the subjects I do the same, I always try to meet first with the people to be photographed to break the ice and to try to trigger the spark. When shooting then I always try to create a familiar and comfortable ambiance to make my model feel comfortable.
I also ask you to share a bonus trick among your secret techniques.
My trick bonus especially for self-portraits lovers is: keep the camera with your feet down while keeping the shutter speed very high. The result is very interesting and the blurred effect will not disappoint you.
Tell us about your equipment, what kind of cameras do you shoot with?
For digital I use a Canon 5D Mark IV and for analog a Canon Prima Af-8 but I often like to experiment with old machines found or given away. Some of my most iconic shots are also with my IPhone. I suppose that phone photography is the most used nowadays and even if the quality and the process are not comparable to shots with professional cameras, I think that this kind of photography is sometimes very comfortable and especially discreet.
Are there any books you would recommend?
I recommend this very interesting essay by Roland Barthes “La chambre claire” which contains digressions and reflections on the art of photography. The author takes into consideration various photographs, taken by various artists including Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nadar and Niépce, and commenting on them, he draws inspiration from photography. In addition, he distinguishes three fundamental elements of photographic art:
- The operator or operator, the one who takes the photo.
- The spectator, that is, the user, the spectator.
- The spectrum that is the subject immortalized.
What stimulates your creativity, what inspires you?
My creativity is stimulated by the new, the different, the change. A monotonous and static life does not inspire me. That’s why I need to travel and explore.
A constant source of inspiration, however, is light. No matter where I am or what I am doing, light always brings creativity and ideas.
For example, I have to thank the sun, which after weeks of rain here in Paris, came back and literally illuminated me and allowed me to create my latest limited edition gadget “Virtual Muse”.
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