/ 2018 / /

Fire Abstracts

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Daniel Munteanu

I attempted to use intentional camera movement technique (ICM) to achieve
true impressionist photography at a level seldom reached in the past and also
addressing subjects very difficult to handle in this manner. The resulting
imagery strives for the perfection and harmony of the lines when painting with
the digital sensor.

Fire, as a primordial element, can give rise to shapes both surreal and
abstract. Through further enhancing of the colors, I tried to give the
impression of sculptures of smoke.

One of the defining things that place a photograph as being an artefact
depicting a slice of reality, a copy of reality in a way, is the clarity of the lines
and all the details that resemble the thing actually photographed. I wanted
something different but sincerely straight from the camera. Something that
looks like fantasy but is no Photoshop trick.

Visual artist, exploring the magic of the world through fine art photography, be it studio staged works or the latest true impressionist photo project - Transience. Moving onto a media artist, with skills ranging from 3D graphics to music video creation, sound design and creative writing.

Awards Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract, Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2018
Bronze in Portfolio/Portfolio Fine Art at Moscow Foto Awards 2018
Urban Photo Awards 2018 – Finalist (6 images selected)
2 Honorable mentions at the Pollux Gala Awards, (fine art category & portrait)
2 Honorable mentions at Fine Art Photo Awards, 4th edition, 2018 (abstract, fine art)
5 Honorable mentions at Tokyo Photo Awards, 2018, (fine art book, other, abstract), 2018
Work selected for ‘Water’ competition/exhibition, London Photo Fest 2018
Third place in Fine Art, Self-Published Book, at International Photography Awards 2012
Honorable Mention at Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2012
Honorable Mention at Color Color Color (Worldwide Photography Gala Awards) 2011
Honorable Mention at Chicago Photo Forum Spring Contest 2010
Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards 2010
Two honorable mentions at Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2010
Honorable Mention in Double Exposure Digital Imaging Competition 2009
1st Place in the Nature-Trees Category and 2nd Place in the Nature-Still Life Category
at Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2009
One nominee at International Color Master Awards 2009
Two honorable mentions at the International Photography Awards 2008