Eva Gabrielle (Mar del Plata. Argentina. 1972)
When I was just eight years old my mother gave me a Polaroid camera as a Christmas
present. It was my first approach to taking pictures. My father, through his fondness
for photography and cinema, was at the heart of my starting career as a photographer.
At a very early age I had access to my dad’s dark room and we did enjoy countless
movie sessions together.
In my teenage years I was in constant search for images. I was playing around with a
worn out Pentax K1000. I was really fond of cinema and this lead me to make a certain
type of images, very instinctive. Technique came later on. By then I was after the
atmosphere that I could watch on the big screen.
Moved by the frustration of my first results, I begin to study on a self-taught approach.
I was young and rebellious but I needed to find a master, somebody who could teach
me the right skills…
The structured and disciplined educational system was not for me…
I did find my alternative solution on Carlos Barbeito, a former teacher from
the State Art College. He was giving lectures in his garage so he could smoke
without his wife knowing.
He saw the potential in me and taught me everything I needed to know by then…
He died in 1995. From that moment, I followed up my own way, growing and learning
from the variety of professionals and artists that did cross into my way.
I completed my formation both on artistic and human level working, collaborating and
Today I believe that an artist is never complete. He must always challenge and
question everything, so that he keeps on searching and evolving.