Private Impact

PhotographerRadina Droumeva
PrizeGold in Fine Art / Still Life
Entry Description

The Private Impact series poses the tough question of taking responsibility for our individual impact on environmental change. The works are created by digitally collaging together individual photographs of body parts of a single individual. The full series offers creations depicting visual symbolism touching on flora, fauna, and consumerism. Elements are combined using a mix of dark and light versions of the body parts, representative of the positive and negative effects made on our environment by our personal choices.

About Photographer

Radina is a mathematician turned photographic artist, residing in the small community of Ladner, BC, Canada. Her work is a study of the imagination. She photographs natural elements, such as driftwood, deer antlers, and even human parts, and combines them into new creations using an intuition-guided approach. She avoids setting restrictions on her creativity by staying away from preconceived final results for her series, and rather guides her creations into completion using intuition. This approach allows for stretching perceptions, exercising the imagination, and enhancing connection with nature and self. She draws inspiration from nature, psychology, and scientific research methods she used in her mathematical modelling career.