I’m Barbara Kaucher and I’m a visual storyteller. But what does it mean to be a visual storyteller ? My passion is to create stories through images like photographs and videos. I love to study and to continue improving myself in understanding how to materialize a narrative with light, colors, composition. Very often images allow us to understand something on a deeper level than words, we feel them.
I’ve always been very attached to art since I was a child. I only ever needed a pencil and paper to entertain myself. I was also always very attached to photography, I believe there is something very special about making a particular moment in time eternal. I also think that films are a way of connecting ourselves with stories and narratives, our own, and others.
As I said, I have always enjoyed shooting, but after my degree in philosophy, I began to devote myself to photography. Since then, photography has been my language, my refuge, a place where I find myself. A few years ago I rediscovered the pleasure of spending hours with papers and pencils, and I discovered a new love: watercolor. Since then I have also expressed myself through illustrations. More recently I expanded my visual language to filmmaking, it felt for me like a natural path on my pursue of stories with visual narratives, and I have been very happy with this line of work since I started.
In Brazil I worked for some years with commercial photography, where I specialized in gastronomy photography, focusing on the production of images for social media and marketing. Currently, in Finland, I work with images, filmmaking, photography, and illustrations. I believe a film, photo, or illustration can be more than just an image. For images to enchant us they must have a narrative, they have to refer to memories and sensations, they must provoke feelings and it is this provocation that I seek in my work.