I'm Barbara Bernini. A street photographer, photography educator, author, adventurer and collector of experiences. I'm passionate about and forever in love with street photography: I believe in the beauty of the ordinary moment, and in the importance of sharing stories seen through our heart and lens with the world.

I love connecting with fellow street photographers and teaching the art of street photography. My approach to this beautiful art and craft is different: I focus on connection and creativity, on making deeper photographs instead of better ones. On building a meaningful body of work and a legacy.

Based on years of personal experience, I have created a new way of approaching street photography. A way that's natural instead of stressful, connected instead of ego-based, intentional instead of random, heart-centered instead of technical, joyful instead of fear-driven.

I know your time is precious, and I'm honored to be part of your creative journey.

The Street Spirit approach to photography is for you if:

  • You're passionate about street photography.

  • You're a creative seeker. You're not completely satisfied with your work, and you know there's more available to you.

  • You realize it's not about the camera but about the photographer. You're ready to work on yourself as much as you work on your photography

    You want to:

  • Close the gap between what the photograph looks like in your head the moment you make it, and the end result when you see your work in the digital darkroom.

  • Be in control of your creative process. To know what to do, how and when to make the photographs your heart longs for.

  • Find your voice in street photography, and to be able to express it every single time with ease and confidence

  • Make deeper photographs aligned with your vision and style

  • Feel connected to your photography, whether you're in the streets or at your desk

  • Build a meaningful, curated body of work that stands out and is uniquely yours

  • Overcome your fears and turn them into creative freedom

  • Take your work to the next level with a coherent portfolio that's ready to be shared, showcased or sold

  • Do photography in a new, different, personal, joyful and empowering way

    What makes me different?

1. I'm one of the few street photographers who make a living with their photography

I always loved photography but I only started taking my work (and myself) seriously in 2008 when I bought my first DSLR. Although I experimented with different kinds of photography at that time, I was deeply attracted to seeing the streets of the world in black and white. And when I fully committed to my path, my life changed completely. In 2014, I went to Shanghai for a 6-week photography assignment, and I stayed for five years. I traveled all around Asia, and when I started selling my work to private collectors, I stopped working on assignment and focused solely on my own work. In 2018, I moved to Barcelona where I currently live and work as a full-time street photographer.

2. I know how to build a powerful body of work

I have published three photography monographs, and I'm currently working on the next one. I've held several photography exhibitions. I continue building bodies of work and I share and sell my work on a regular basis. I am committed to my life's work and to my creative projects.  

3. I walk my talk and practice what I teach

The tools I share in my webinars, workshops and with my private mentoring clients are the same tools that I use in my work on a daily basis. I'm honest, open and very candid, because I live and breathe this work. Your photography matters to me as much as my own, and I want you to succeed and live your dream. Because if I can do it, you can do it to. I believe in you. Your work matters.

4. I'm a lifelong creative entrepreneur

I've been making a living with my creativity since I was 18 years old. I've always been self-employed, and I have a vast entrepreneurial and creative experience. I've been there, done it, got the t-shirt. I've made mistakes and failed many times so that you don't have to. I'm with you in the trenches: I have faced your fears, I have overcome your challenges. I know how wonderful and challenging this path is. I get you.

I regularly share new, inspiring content and resources in my webinars and workshops, in my mentoring programs, through free resources and on Instagram. And I'm always just an e-mail away.

I can't wait to support you on your path to deeper,
heart-aligned photography.