Barbara Ortolani "Beba Dandini" was born in Turin, Italy. She lives and works in Brussels since 2001. She grew up with an interest for photography as her father was a dedicated amateur photographer. Herself, a self-taught photographer, has taken thousands of shots during her travelling. Inspired by pop art and with a passion for paper in all its forms, she has developed a very personal method of assembling her own shots in "unusual" collages.