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Diana Debord is a photographer based in Novara, Italy who’s work has been described as surreal, conceptual, dreamy and whimsical.
Diana explains her work by saying, “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. Nature reminds us of its cycle with seasons, but humans often forget they belong to this cycle of life and death. The more we feel modern, we see violence everywhere and are anesthetized; the more we lose contact with nature and keep death covert, the inner skeleton resting under our warm flesh. I like to create images that merge decadent romanticism with dreamlike atmospheres, drawing inspiration from dreams or nightmares, paintings and books. I work with self-portraiture and portraiture, showing ethereal women in fantastic scenery, with a touch of gloominess. My photos are packed with vivid colours, symbols and natural elements, just like dreamscapes captured by my camera.”