Barbara Perotti Casagrande

I was born in Foggia and I lived between Rome and Catania for a long time.

After graduating from high school specializing in modern languages at Liceo Linguistico Sant’Orsola in Catania, I attended the EFG College in Worthing (UK), where I obtained the High Proficiency Certificate in English language and literature.

Later, driven by my passion for photography, I decided to go to London and Milan and attend some photography courses, such as Photojournalism, Studio Portrait Photography, Still-life and Food. It was a great opportunity that allowed me to turn my concept of photography into a job … and to meet Marco.

I met Marco by chance, on a dance floor at a private party. We started dancing together as if we had known each other for a long time. We immediately liked each other. Later we got married and now we live in Catania. We share both a life and our work, which is more a real passion than a simple job and, like every passion, has become one with our daily lives.

Besides photography, I also like watching films, especially spy and social condemnation ones. They might not have anything in common with each other, but that’s the way I am … I love things and people that are apparently poles apart. I am a hearty eater and I love cooking. Therefore, I have to keep fit by doing sports. I have always run, but lately I have also done Pilates, an excellent combination of physical and mental exercise!

I love travelling. I am particularly fascinated by Scandinavian countries, which I found heartbreaking and gloomy, but lively at the same time. The light and mood of the Scandinavian environment make me feel an uncurbed compulsion to take photos. I do not make any distinction among portrait, landscape and street photography; everything becomes whole and a new style generates, that I would define as “Life style”.

I have accomplished my photography training by conducting an in-depth study in composition and lighting; mainly thanks to the experience gained at the atelier that I own together with my husband, Marco Ficili.

I started working in photography by embracing the style of photojournalism, since it was the innate evolution of my way of conceiving photography. Travelling on business in Italy or Europe is not a problem for me.

Some of my photos have been published on specialized wedding magazines (White Sposa and Vogue Sposa).

What else should I say? Cheese…!!! See you soon.