WANTED ON FILM – Black and White Portraits in Toronto
Multi-disciplinary Mixed Media Visual and Textile Artist
Debra-Anne Barnes, born Feb 6, 1983, is a Canadian self-taught multi-disciplinary mixed media visual and textile artist currently residing in the beaches neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. She has played many roles in Toronto’s arts community over the past 15 years. Her primary focus is re-defining the curios and reviving magical thinking. When not working on her ever expanding body of visual artwork, she creates pottery as well as one of a kind handmade toys. Her foray into sharing work started in 2002 with her premiere solo exhibit ‘Debra Barnes’ Personal Favours’ with the presentation of a collection of small ink drawings created from 1996-2002. She continues to explore the world simply, playfully and with a humorous off centre personality. Her work is fast, impulsive, often offering a unique self-awareness and sensitivity. She has recently re-kindled her love of portraiture using film photography, and shoots using her fathers Mamiya c330s medium format camera.
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Photographer – Portrait and Product
“Nanne Springer is a self-educated photographer skilled in the art of analog film. Her origins lie in Germany but currently she resides in Canada. The works within these pages are transatlantic, a mix of experiences both old and new. Her eye is drawn to the surreal and fleeting moment of life, with the greatest appreciation for strong emotional imagery.” by Mtt Dnn
I live and work as a freelance photographer in Toronto, Canada. Professionally I work with independend businesses and collectives covering mostly portrait, product and event photography. Please contact me if you interested in more information.
Mostly I can be seen with an old Pentacon Six TL or ARAX CM MLU around my shoulder, portraiting and capturing moments in mine and other’s lives.