Lives in Vancouver, BC
In the tradition of street photographers, Barbara Strigel values the split-second poetry that a camera reveals in unguarded moments and the sense of significance it confers on a human gesture. In post processing, She uses scanned in layers of painted surfaces and torn paper collage to refine the composition. In the same way that painters use color and form to draw out something essential about what is front of them, she uses Adobe Photoshop. Her interventions of space allow her to present a way of looking at the city that balances intimacy with distance and suggests that we are both together and apart in our urban lives.