Woman Crush Wednesday: Maria Birba
Interview by Yanika Anukulpun
Project: Blue 180º/240º
Beyond seas and skies, there's a whole world in blue out there...Seeking doorways to textures, brightness, smells, senses and feelings through shades and shapes that travel from turquoise to blue.
Blue is the color.
Blue is the unfiltered excuse to go through feelings and translate them into images of the lived spaces, frozen in time.
Could you tell me a little bit why did you choose the blue color to be the main criteria for your project?
It´s a born love. That´s how I barely can explain my natural seeking in photographing anything that reflects blue. So this is a project that resumes the way I see through my daily life.
Your project has the different blue shades that are very interesting. How could you find the objects and decide to photograph?
Actually, I have not gone after the bluesy characters, objects or textures, premeditatedly. I have just discovered my natural attraction to that palette outside the world of water. Perhaps trying to rescue and translate some feelings in the “solid” world we live.
Do you think the unlikely blue color makes you feel any different feelings?
Of course. definitely. Just as the water changes color according to what it reflects, its context, or its sieve, so do the blues in me. They generate a wide and diverse range of sensations. Each color has its own language but blue can mean much more than a cold, melancholic or sad color as it we usually associated it.
Describe your creative process in one word.
If you could teach one, one – hour class on anything that would it be?
I think I would try to teach how to play with colors. How to use colors as a language.
What is the most played song in your music library?
Certainly it would be some song by Luis Alberto Spinetta.
What is the last book you read or film you saw that inspired you?
The last film that inspired me and with which I found myself dreaming colors, poetry, landscapes, and sensations was Luca Guadagnino´s “Call me by your name”.
How do you take your coffee?
Actually, there are no coffee rules for me. That's because my daily drink is a natural fruit juice or speaking of a" hot drink", I prefer tea, and if it's chai, the better.