Stefanie Moshammer

This is an image of the first b/w film I shot. It was in October 2012, right when I bought a little Canon AE-1. I took this image in Barcelona. I remember the feeling of trying to capture moments and people I probably would never get to see without a camera. I left the city center and walked around in the little alleys and backyards. I came across two boys smoking weed.

They weren’t too crazy about me taking the picture, but then again, they also didn’t really mind. It felt risky and I liked it. It made me realize that photography can be a good excuse to catch a glimpse into other people’s lives, a kind of passport to visit and explore.

Stefanie was featured in Romka 10 in 2017.