My name is Diana Debord and I’m a fine art photographer based in Novara, Italy.
As a child I was more interested in insects, astronomy and ghosts than dolls, I’ve always felt attracted to obscurity: I use photography to show this hidden side of me, without fears. After a few years of working as a web designer, I became interested in fine art photography and started learning practicing with an old film camera my aunt gave me. As a self-taught photographer I tried out different styles and cameras, until I felt my fate was traced: I’m not interested in representing reality but showing my visions and dreams.
I often feel I live in the wrong era, and I miss the days when people could still wonder, and believe in the unreal. That’s why I create images that merge decadent romanticism with dreamlike atmospheres, drawing inspiration from dreams or nightmares, paintings and books. Actually I draw more inspiration from painters than photographers, and I work as if my photos were paintings. The colours and love for details of the Pre Raphaelites and the magic of the Symbolists and Surrealists are an integral part of my creative process.
My works are packed with vivid colours, symbols and natural elements – the same elements everyone can encounters in their dreams. I create my photos as if they are dreamscapes captured by my camera. I don’t want to say everything through my pictures, I want people to give their own interpretation and leave space for mystery. [Official Website]
At the moment I’m working on “Visions of Poe” a project based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, my favorite author.