About Barbara Coluzzi


Hello.

Sirio is the name of a star (in fact a double star) which cult dates back to ancient Egyptians and that is found also in the Dogon religion, therefore it should be a good luck charm.

I am a 47 year old Italian woman who has a passion for travel and photography from her childhood. In fact, I am the doughter of a couple of biologists (my father in partic
ular was a quite well known parasitoligist specialized in the study of mosquitoes and malaria) so that I had the occasion to travel a bit around the world during my youth. In the last years, I had more time to dedicate to take pictures and here I am displaying the results. Some of the recent photos are made by a friend of mine, Mattia (it is written in the copyright).

It is a work in progress, anyway there are more or less artistic photos, classic photos taken in Paris and in Rome in particular, some recent travel photos taken around in Italy, background photos, and some magnified peculiar subjects. Moreover, I present the scans of some of my best slides taken in India, and, in the future, I hope to have time to add some more travels around the world.

Actually, I am using a Canon EOS 5D and all of the pics are high resolution ones (the RAW file being available on demand, too) that have been mostly taken in "manual" mode. I am displaying the results obtained by playing -usually as little as possible- with the RAW files (in detail, by removing the powder, by improving the light, the contrast, the shadows and the colors' saturation - there are a few photo in *monochrome*, too). The slides have been instead taken with a good old manual Nikon, and the scans are Epson 800 ones (I played a bit with that ones, too).

Finally, to be completely honest, I am also the niece of Vezio Sabatini, who was a quite well known photographer (particularly of politicians) in Italy. On the side of my father, my aunt was instead Francesca Romana Coluzzi, a quite well known actress, who played with painting and photography, too. Therefore, it is anyway possible that I had inherited more talent than it could appear at a first glance.

In any event, thank you for your attention!