Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Abstract
Symphony of lines
My inspiration for this series were the line drawings from Henri Matisse. We can find all kinds of lines also in our surroundings, for example in the form of cables. I see the aesthetical, graphical and minimalistic beauty of those lines, which are mostly neglected or considered ugly. What I like about these simple, minimalistic lines, which I photographed on a grey foggy day to avoid the cloud distractions, is how they leave room for associations. Each viewer can interpret these lines in his/her own way. Even if minimalistic, one photography depicts not just one thing, but many.
I am an artist, born (19th July 1985) and raised in Romania, living now in Frankfurt, Germany. As a child, I wanted to become a painter and I began to study painting by my own, having a lot of art books at home from my parents. My passion for fine art photography started in 2008.
In my images I try to photograph the silence, being interested in the poetry of the ordinary, always searching for expression in the commonly overlooked scenes that surround us. I enjoy photographing in ''bad weather'', when the landscape is covered with snow, fog and mist or simply under an endless grey sky.
Awards 2021- Newcomer Wildlife Photographer for National Geographic Germany (2 published articles at National Geographic Germany with my Murmurations series)
2021 - PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: Nature - Sky ("Murmurations")- GOLD
2021 - PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: Nature - Seasons ("Silent Winter")- GOLD
2021 - PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: 2nd Place Winner (from all winners) in Nature
2021 - 1st Place Winner Minimalist Photography Awards/Abstract ("Murmurations")
2021 - 1st Place Winner Fine Art Photography Awards/Wildlife/Animals FAPA 2021 ("Murmurations")
2020 - 1st Place Winner International Photography Awards Fine Art/Abstract IPA 2020 ("Murmurations")
2020 - IPA Jury Top 5 selection
2019 - 3rd Place - Honor of Distinction - 14th Annual Black & White Spider Awards ("New York in the spotlight"- Silhouette)
2008 - 1st Place - Romanian National Travel Photography Contest, Vacante si Calatorii ("Art", category Urban)
2021 - B&W Minimalism Magazine Issue 28 - Featured Artist
2021 - FEM Fine Eye Magazine, April - Featured Artist
2020 - B&W Minimalism Magazine Issue 25 - Featured Artist
2020 - Publication in the 2020 IPA Winners Book
2020 - Publication in the Black & White Spider Awards Winners Book 2019 - Publication in the Black & White Spider Awards Winners Book
2014 - Publication in the Black & White Spider Awards Winners Book 2008 - Publication in the romanian Magazine"Vacante si Calatorii"
2008 - Published photographs for the german newspaper in Romania
"Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung"