I’m a trained professional photographer with a Master Degree in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport, UK. I have an eye for art and culture, based on an innate hunch and also on my academic background: a BA in the History and Theory of Arts and a Masters in Cultural Anthropology.
Born in Romania and currently based in Berlin, I breath, love, live and work photography.
I am a lifelong learner, I am learning to live each day differently than the day before. This is my main inspiration when I do photography.
“Mother ROMANIA” depicts the state of the nation in relation with migration phenomenon nowadays, portraying three generations of women. I have chosen as a reference the community of my hometown, Calarasi, situated in Southern Romania, which is affected at different levels by the migration in the European countries, just like the whole country.
From ’89 onward the migration flow of Romanians in the Western Europe was very high, as many of them left the country, in search of a better standard of living and more financial stability. This has created several social consequences for the halves of families left at home but also for those trying to integrate in the hosting societies.
The project features three generations: the elderly and the High School girls, who are at home, in Romania, and the adult generation who has left the country reaching for a better life. The past represented by elderly women and the future by the teenagers are either too old or too young to leave abroad, while the present – the middle age active generation has left Romania for the UK, Belgium, Spain and Ireland (the countries I picked as hosting communities of my subjects). The mother-child bound, which is one of the most profound relationships, can be interpreted further as the bound with the country itself, with Romania.
A visual artist and print maker with the main focus in fine arts and alternative print processes.
amateurs worry about equipment,
professionals worry about money,
masters worry about light,
I just make pictures…
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.