London College of Fashion (University of the Arts (UK)
About Ramona Deckers
Ramona Deckers is an Amsterdam based photographer. Her love of art allows her to get close to her subjects and reach a level of intimacy, honesty and realism which opens the door to a beauty of the natural kind.
Working with analogue equipment forces her to be aware of every frame and invites an element of magic in the process.
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. She wants people to feel accepted, to trust her and open up in front of the lens.