Adriana de Barros is a Portuguese-Canadian journalist and photographer.
She has created successful projects over 20 years in art, illustration, graphic design, fashion, film, and web. From launching her own branded clothing stores to founding Scene360 arts magazine in 2000, the latter attracted over 60 million readers and 5 million social media followers. Scene360 has received numerous awards, including an “Oscar of the Web” / The Webby Awards in 2015. The magazine’s goal has been to feature the best creative talents in different fields, from painting to cinema, yet it is known for its modern tattoo art specialization.
Traveling to Europe and North America, de Barros documents the lives of tattooists within studios and conventions. She has interviewed renowned artists like Chris Garver, Mike Cole, Carlos Torres, Ami James, Ryan Ashley Malarkey, Nikko Hurtado, Gakkin, Teresa Sharpe, Norm Love Letters, Hanumantra, Chaim Machlev, Mo Ganji, Alexandre Abreu, Frederico Rabelo, and many others.
In 2020, de Barros wrote "Ta'too" book featuring various avant-garde tattooists.
“Remaining steadfast in her beliefs and a willingness to explore other inspirational avenues has been a practice ingrained in her since an early age, setting her apart from her peers who may be, at times, easily influenced by popular opinion.” -Heather Ann Snodgrass, Behance
Awards & Honors:
Webby Award winner, SXSW finalist, Pixel Award winner, The Lovies (shortlist), Awwwards nominee, 17th Stuttgard Filmwinter
In Press and Media:
Communication Arts, Radio Commercial, PC Magazine, NYLON, Yahoo!, Digital Arts, MSN, RTPN, A List Apart, Behance,American Institute of Graphic Arts, Rockpile, Head Magazine, OP, Mangrove, ITCH, STEP Inside Design, Delve Magazine, and HOW Magazine.
Identity Crisis: 50 Redesigns That Transformed Stale Identities into Successful Brands, MusaBook, Curvy, Semi-Permanent, and Tashen’s 1000 Favorite Websites.