Initially a photographer, I grabbed my trusty yellow backpack and left Vienna in my early twenties, looking for more: more inspiration, diversity, opinions, people, advice, colors, and love? Maybe? I saw potential in a newly awoken Berlin that I decided to call home.
Throughout the next decade, I pursued my photography career; made new contacts in both the fashion and advertising industries, I also embraced the new; gave picture editing a try, managed a magazine, and ultimately found myself drawn to talent management.
Managing other artists and being constantly exposed to new work and different creative processes made every day unique. Caring about other artists’ careers instead of just focusing on mine made me feel good. I knew that I had found my calling.
In 2013 I started representing photographers, illustrators, and video artists I was a fan of. Today we’re a family of creative thinkers and makers, helping each other collaborate to better communicate ourselves, as well as brands we relate to.
In 2019 I was part of Adobe's mentorship program. I enjoyed sharing my experience, inspiring, and exposing a talented artist to cosmopola's network of creators and brands, so I decided to start my very own mentoring program! If you're a talented female photographer looking for a friendly push into the future, drop me a line!
I am Barbi. Together, we’re Cosmopola!