Born in 1989 in Ploiesti, Romania.
I stepped into the world of photography at the end of 2006. It was quite a challenge for me that captured diferent stages of my femininity at first. I thought that i could transpire within one image the mistery and expresivity of some of those moments. The type of photography that i approach is an atempt at sketching at least one part of what others have done through writting : the female portret My option for black and white photography relies in finding your own colors and emotional scales Student at the University of Timisoara, studying Psychology.
Romanian-born photographer Dan St. Andrei (or Dan Andrei, for short) adopts a philosophical approach to the art of photography. He states: “Life is eventually an eternal attempt to understand your purpose, to build up and mold, to grow and to define yourself … I would like to discover daily reasons to love myself.” His images take on so many different styles and approaches: from the fetishism of his sensual fragments; to the poetic dynamism of his photographs of dancers; to the reflexive and dream-like quality of his dystopic utopia images, which he calls, in a deliberate pun, Mytopia.
If his photo series have any common thread, it’s in depicting life, as Dan Andrei himself puts it, as “beautifully imperfect.” The beauty lies in the aesthetic impact, since Dan Andrei’s images are not only beautiful but also haunting. The imperfection is revealed in the human emotions and anxieties they reflect, holding a mirror to both what we reveal and what we hide within. As the artist puts it, through the art of photography, he searches “for the meanings and hidden motivations that put our world into motion.”
Like a Proustian recherche in pictorial form–a search for lost love, for impossibly perfect social structures, for the (unattainable) fulfillment of our sensual and sexual desires–Dan Andrei’s photography captures the peregrinations of our search for meaning in a life deprived of certainties.
Claudia Moscovici, postromanticism.com
Two years ago, 29-year-old Mihaela Noroc quit her job in Romania to backpack around the world.
The budding photographer made it to 37 countries and every continent except for Antarctica.
During her travels, she photographed hundreds of beautiful women in their own cultural surroundings to compile her new project “The Atlas of Beauty.” It shows a range of faces from the Amazon rainforest to the streets of downtown New York.
She decided to choose only one age group and gender — her own — because she thought this would allow herself and her audience to more easily compare the diverse faces.
Because Noroc spoke five languages, she said that it wasn’t always hard to communicate with her subjects. She tried to make the women feel special and unique and bring out their natural beauty and confidence.
“Sometimes I have only 30 seconds to make a portrait, because I meet an interesting woman, by chance, on the street,” the photographer explained in a written statement to Business Insider. “Other times, I maybe spend one hour, photographing, after I found her on a social network, a day before. “
Noroc is currently looking for funding to continue her journey and go to new countries to photograph women and complete the project.
“Now I can say that beauty is everywhere, and it’s not a matter of cosmetics, money, race or social status, but more about being yourself,” she said.
You can follow her journey and work on her Facebook page as well as her Instagram and Tumblr accounts.