- Portfolio / Photographer Deborah Swain
I'm Deborah Swain, a British-born creative professional and photographer based in Rome, Italy.
I'm passionate about street, social documentary, and urban landscape photography. Most of my photographs are candid street scenes - Unstaged Tableaux Vivants - but I also occasionally take street portraits.
I would like my street photograph to feel like an immersive experience, as if you are on the street with me and have just happened upon the scene. I am a walker not a stalker, so the photographs are dictated primarily by the situations I happen upon as I move rather than waiting in a specific spot for the action to come to me. I am not looking for the sensational. I believe that an intrinsic dramatic or compositional tension can often be found in images of everyday life.
I began my creative life as a painter, but my photography now is closer to the snapshot photographic aesthetic rather than pictorialism.