"My name is Mia Battaglia, born 1962 (I’ll leave the maths to you...)
Should you know more about me, you’d probably think at the Latin say “Nomen Omen”: in English, my name would be “My Battle”, and it has been exactly that: a wonderful, taff, passionate and neverending battle: this is what, even in 2020, a transgender person life usually is. I’ve also always been practicing a lot of sports, the most relevant (25 years) being marathons and ultra trail-running races. And I recently added mountain e-biking to my usual activities (just to spare a bit my knees). That’s why, just to survive, I also practice Iyengar Yoga (since more than 20 years now).
My work life is all about a very little software development company which I own, together with a partner.
Photography has always been present in my life: passionate since the beginning (I received my first camera when I was eight) in the years I started developing my personal taste, and enjoyed the chance to use photography to reproduce the reality as I feel it, rather than how I see it. In particular, I love when I can bring life to shades, and not only to light. Maybe this is something connected to the fact that, for about half of my life, I wasn’t able to show what I really was: I was just leaving there, in the shade...
Sometimes people say that my pictures are more paintings than photographs, and this is something I personally take as a compliment, probably because half of my family was made of artists, of any kind: painters, sculptors, musicians... and sometimes all this together. Together with Ugo Baldasarre, I'm administrator of the Micro 4/3 Italia Facebook Group."