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Young Masters #07: Clara Nebeling

Clara Nebeling is a young girl who started getting seriously into photography this year, but you should easily say that she is very talented. Sometimes she has an image fixed in her mind and she tries to recreate it, until she gets exactly what she had in her head.

She doesn’t even exactly know when and how her passion for photography started, but photography surely made the difference in her childhood. She was used to reading and watching her granny’s art books since she was a child, then she started photographing when she was 15, but she got seriously into photography only this year, once she really understood the main technical features of her camera.

Walking is something that really belongs to the Lomography community as Lomowalks. Clara is a fan of going outside and creating what she has on her mind. In fact, an image often bares in her mind and she tries to recreate it with her cameras, with this technique of going outside and staying out until she gets what she has fixed in her mind.

Her favorite subjects are humans (adolescents, in particular), melancholic things or panoramas, fairytale-like subjects, colored shades, dreamy subjects or places, darkness, and travels. Even though she doesn’t often photograph herself, her images reflect exactly what she is: photographing other people, she adds a little piece of her personality. Working in this way, this is like a double portrait: formally it’s the subject’s portrait, but there is also an additional hidden portrait (Clara’s one).

Her greatest inspirations are not photographers or visual art masters: she is more inspired by some great musicians, like Yann Tiersen and Florence + the Machine.

Something I really appreciated about Clara is what she thinks about the future, because she has not a fixed project; what she stated is that she only wants to be happy with what she does with her photography work. It’s not really important what kind of project you have in mind: the main goal is being happy with what you are doing.

Alessandro Panelli (aka yo.panic or .panic) is a Medicine and Surgery student, a photographer and a writer from Padova (Italy, near Venice). Read more about Alessandro’s work and life here or add him on Facebook or Google+.

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  1. rbruce63


    Alessandro's reviews are becoming a good read! These youthful series of pictures are reminiscent of a long gone era in my life, it is good to revisit too!

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  2. yopanic


    @rbruce63 Thank you VERY much for the kind feedback... :)

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