My name is Cristina Baroncelli. I was born in France but lived and grew up in different countries of the world (Africa, Italy, Argentina, Montecarlo). I am living in The Netherlands since 2000 now, where I have my own practice and work as a psychologist with expats as well as locals.

My passion for photography was born when I was about 11 years old and received from my father his old Yashica 35mm. My passion kept growing and when I was in Argentina I received for my 18th birthday a “more serious” camera as a gift, a second-hand Pentax SM Super. I still love the colours that the cam was able to reproduce!
I have to confess that another big passion, since I was a child, was to observe insects and tiny things with my toy-microscope. It was a toy, but it was still showing things that the naked eye could not see. I think that that was when my passion for macro and close up photography started.
My first digital camera was a Nikon (d3200) and I am now the proud owner of a Nikon d5600. I love my Nikon 105 micro!

I am a member of Images since 2016 and I enjoy the club immensely: I learn new things, I am inspired by the work of others and it is also just nice to meet and chat with like-minded people, all with the same passion: photography!