Meet Nathalia Piodos-Battino

We call it the #ICMEETSERIES and thought it would be interesting to find out a bit more about the people behind the disposables. We asked a few IC contributors to tell us a bit about themselves and this is what we got in return…

IC MEET SERIES – Q+A with…

Nathalia Piodos-Battino
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Who are you?
Nathalia Piodos-Battino

Where’s home?
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

What do you do for a crust?
I work at Sofitel and a cafe.

Can you tell us about your creative background?
When I was younger I always had a fascination with photography, the way someone is able to capture a moment in time that would be gone forever really baffled me. My mum took a lot of polaroids back in the day when they were cheaper and my stepdad had a lot of those massive cameras with like 7metre lenses which I found extraordinary. It wasn’t until I bought my first polaroid camera that I fully fell head over heels in love with it and have been photographing ever since.

Best advice you’ve ever been given?
I have two: ‘Do whatever the fuck you want, because who’s there in the end? You.’ and ‘This too shall pass’. I like the last one because it doesn’t essentially have to mean a negative aspect in your life but also positive, to help you realise appreciation.”

What do you do with your free time?
I play my harmonica.

Tips for making your ideas and dreams come to life… 
Think about how bad you want it and envision you doing it.

What inspires you to shoot film?
Capturing a moment in time that’ll be lost forever.

How did you come to connect with Indisposable Concept?
Instagram.

How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful?
So enjoyable, it really helps you focus on what is in front of you rather than whats on the camera.

When shooting with disposables/film, how does it make you feel not being able to see the photos as they are taken?
It makes me feel excited and eager to see what and how the photo will turn out. The unknown excites me.

It seems film photography and disposables are making a comeback, why do you think that is?
I think the whole idea of an honest, unedited and candid photograph that is taken with simplest form of cameras can really create some incredible photographs.

If someone destroyed all the disposable cameras in the world and you had the very last one, what would you capture?
I would capture the person that destroyed them and plaster their face all over the world and contact officials to start a worldwide manhunt where we can capture the bastard.

What does the future hold for you?
Work, holidays, projects, adventures….? I guess we will find out.

How would you describe your photographic style?
Candid.

Who or what influences you creatively?
Of course, you guys! Also director Harmony Korine, Australian photographer Bill Henson and Nan Goldin.

Where do you find inspiration?
In the world.

What’s the biggest issue facing the world right now?
Lack of love.

Worry less about….? Focus more on….?
Worry less about materialistic things and focus more on climate change.

Fave place to shoot?
Anywhere with the sun.