AboutBritish fine-art photographer www.missaniela.com
Natalie 'Miss Aniela' Dybisz is a fine-art and commercial photographer based in London, UK. Self-taught in photography, and having created a livelihood from art through self-engineered internet exposure, Natalie produces innovative and provocative work both for exhibition and for professional commissions. Her sponsors include Phase One and Photoflex.
Her work has been exhibited internationally in Europe and the US, with representation in Madrid, Los Angeles and San Diego.
She regularly delivers talks, hosts self-branded workshops and production 'Shoot Experiences'. Miss Aniela had her first commercial book Self-Portrait Photography published in the UK and US in 2011, with her second confirmed book Creative Portraiture to follow in 2012.
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Exhibited in London, Chicago, Miami, LA, San Diego, Brighton, Ireland, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Guernsey. 6 solo exhibitions to date.
Presented talks in Le Hague, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Photokina, Focus on Imaging, Microsoft Pro Photo Summit in Seattle.
Notable features include Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair Italy, American Photo, Alarm Chicago, Elle Germany, The Metro, Fahrenheit Contemporary Art Mexico, Digital Photo Pro, and numerous photography technique magazines.
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'Self-Gazing' is Miss Aniela's main body/collection of work spanning from 2006 to 2010 which has been exhibited and published widely, using inspirations from cinema, paintings and literature often with spectacular effects. Miss Aniela's work has been referenced to such artists as Wolfgang Tillmans, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Cindy Sherman and Francesca Woodman.
Within 'Self-Gazing' are the bodies of work MULTIPLICITY, TRICKS and ABANDONED.
In 'Ecology,' Miss Aniela explores the female nude placed in scenes of nature. Waste, debris, pollution and other disjointing elements feature as part of a scene that is at once alluring and unnerving. "I have always been drawn to using the female form in my art, and most of this series are self-portraits as in my previous work. All of them allude to nature: growth and disruption of growth, and offer a kind of foreboding of nature overcoming woman. The images play with utopia and its opposite: dystopia. The figures are falling or fallen, some not so immediately recognisable as human bodies. However, I use colour as vibrantly in this series as all my other work". References in this series work (the images and the titles) are multifarious: from biblical to contemporary. The inspirations behind the stylistic approach include paintings; John Colliers Lilith (for Double bind) and Michelangelo's The Creation Of Adam (for Gyre falls); fashion photography of Guy Bourdin (Retreaded); cinematic scenes of Gregory Crewdson (for Unrest), and black and white nudes of Dutch photographer Rutger ten Broeke (Fuelled).
The COMMERCIAL and FASHION sets show images Miss Aniela has produced during her production shoots, for commissions, and various projects and collaborations.