Today we get to know North London-based photographer Barbara K. The about page on her website reads: “I’m French but I’m nice. It simply means that the first time we meet, there will be an awkward moment when I hesitate between shaking your hand, giving you a hug or politely bowing… also, occasionally I’ll be calling ‘cufflinks’, ‘handcuffs’.
Q. What makes you happy?
A. The simple pleasures of life: a sunny morning, a nice cup of coffee, birds singing, trees in bloom, a good laugh, a chat with a friend… you get the idea.
Q. What does a perfect weekend look like to you?
A. Shooting a great wedding and/or going to see a live show with loved ones.
Q. What’s your idea of a dream holiday?
A. A big house with a swimming pool in a warm sunny country with my close family and friends. Lots of fun, great food and new places to explore.
Q. How would you describe your photography style?
A. Quirky and fun.
Q. What three items would you take with you to a desert island?
A. There is no way I’m going to go to a desert island! I wouldn’t survive without people!
Q. What do you love watching on TV?
A. I haven’t had a TV for over fifteen years now and I don’t miss it at all. I’m known for watching TV series ages after they’ve ended. Just to give you an idea, I have just watched Breaking Bad and Dexter!
Q. Where’s your favourite place on earth?
A. Kyoto and its 2,000 temples and shrines. But I love travelling in general, especially in Asia.
Q. What’s your guilty pleasure?
A. Definitely tiramisu and Saturday Night Fever.
Q. What’s your favourite film?
A. There are too many to mention but I would pick Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love for the amazing cinematography.
Q. What do you love about wedding photography?
A. It is incredible to be able to share such an intimate experience with people you hardly know! What I like the most about photographing alternative weddings is that every single wedding is different.
I love telling a story of the day and my favourite thing is capturing people having fun.
Q. What’s your background?
A. I have a degree in Art History. And I took some photography classes for two years while I was working in media.
Q. What inspires you?
A. Great photographers, beautiful colours, textures, East London, industrial architecture and warehouses, expressive people.
Q. What’s your favourite food?
A. Pretty much anything you can buy in a French bakery and also Indian food.
Q. How would you describe your interior style?
A. Japanese minimalism + vintage furniture + vivid colours and patterned fabrics.
Q. What’s your moto?
A. ”Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” Oscar Wilde.