London College of Fashion (University of the Arts (UK)
About Ramona Deckers
Ramona Deckers is a Dutch photographer based in Amsterdam. She grew up decidedly blue-collar in the provincial town of Venlo in the south of the Netherlands. She studied at the London College of Fashion, has a master's degree in Fashion Journalism and is entirely self-taught in photography.
Her work penetrates the surface, it tells a story and establishes a dialogue with the subject. She mainly works with high-quality medium format equipment, both analogue and digital.
Photography has largely become an arena of self-celebration, of creating a perfect version of our lives for the public eye. It feels as though our authentic selves have become inadequate to be presented to the outside world. What gets lost in the process is the essence that makes us who we really are.
Deckers recaptures that essence in people; the imperfections that make them unique; things that help us relate to them on a much more intimate level.
The most important part of her process is creating a bond with her subject.