Danny Bittencourt (@dannybbittencourt) is a Brazilian visual poet, writer and educator. Represented by the Desiderio Gallery in Vienna, she’s the author of four books, three of which are published: by Chiado Books, Nucleo Academy and the Instituto Português de Fotografia (Portuguese Institute of Photography). She’s also a traveler and a mother in The FlyingFish Family.
The artist’s work is born out of emotional and psychological questions. She uses self-portraiture as a form of self-expression and self-knowledge. Her work is directly related to her experiences of family life, which is one of her main sources of inspiration.
In this Domestika Diary, Danny shares her family rituals, which are directly related to her creative process, her workplace and some of her art. Don’t miss it!
Finding the time to manage her freelance career is essential. Without time, living from her art isn’t a viable or genuine option. She has to be organized and disciplined, to adapt her work routine to her daily life and to establish challenges and objectives to stimulate her production process.
Danny Bittencourt’s photos go beyond the digital. She works into her photographs using a variety of paint, water and organic mineral techniques. Her book entitled Fotografía Híbrida (Hybrid Photography) presents a range of interventions that combine photography with other languages and forms of presentation.