// Daniela Pereira is from Montevideo, Uruguay, working in the area of education and culture in international development cooperation. Daniela´s images, while taken in nature, astonish the viewer with the unnatural effect of a changed colour scheme and layers of exposures that combine into unique compositions, pleasing to the eye and sometimes reminiscent of paintings.
During her studies and career Daniela has traveled extensively, and one of these times she lived for a time in Spain for her university studies. It was during that time that she took the opportunity to participate in her first photographic competition of the universities of Andalusia in 2001. “All my life I have been interested in photography, but five years ago I began to study and specialize in photography as an expressive and artistic means”. Daniela participates in a number of groups of emerging photographers and specialization workshops. “The exchange of knowledge with colleagues and getting to know their work is very important to me and contributes a lot to my projects. Currently photography is an activity to which I dedicate myself with great passion and dedication.”
“Beauty loses ALL its existence if the effects of shadows are suppressed.”
What draws you to the arts?
“I am passionate about photography as a hobby and artistic expression. I am interested in several genres and I like to experiment with techniques and images.“
What do you like best about artful photography such as the images you have shared with us?
“I am interested in abstracting the image from its natural environment and creating a new photograph with different connotations. Abstract or conceptual photography is one of the lines of work that I am interested in exploring.”
In a series she calls “Naturaleza abstracta” (abstract nature) Daniela has intervened in the photographs with different techniques, but it was important to her that the images are not completely abstract, that they maintain a figurative quality too. The techniques she used in this work are double and long exposure, camera movement, etc. In the editing process she finishes her ideas with colour adjustments and digital tools. “In the creative process I let myself be carried away by my imagination until I get the photograph that I like and that I feel comfortable with,” she says.
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To see more of her photography visit Daniela´s Instagram page.