/ 2021 / Nature /

Murmurations

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Sky, 2nd Place winner in Nature
  • Photographer
    Daniel Dencescu

This series of starling murmurations, which form abstract landscapes in the sky in a sublime musical rhythm was captured in a 120 seconds window in Rome. I still remember my reaction when I saw it for the first time. I had to quickly take my camera and start photographing it. With this series I want to present to you the beautiful shapes, forms and abstraction of the dancing starlings, who suddenly twist and turn in the sky making beautiful abstract patterns. I want to reveal the hidden beauty of common things shown from an unusual perspective of an elegant dance.

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 - 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)

2013 - 2021: more than 70 honorable mentions at Black and White Spider Awards, ND Awards, Annual Photography Awards, Monovisions, Monochrome Awards,International Photography Awards, Prix de la photographie Paris, Minimalist Photography Awards.


Publications:

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"

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