ARTIST

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.

My photography is based on a minimalist approach using negative space which aims to reduce distraction by eliminating objects that are outside the main subject. 

I developed my vision towards fine art black and white photography, with minimalistic compositions, lines and shapes to show an abstract version of what we see with our own eyes.

My works have been published in various photography magazines and have won many international awards, most prominently International Photography Awards, Fine Art Photography Awards, Minimalist Photography Awards and Black & White Spider Awards.

 

AWARDS:

2021 - PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: Nature - Sky (''Murmurations'') - GOLD                                                                                    2021 - PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: Nature - Seasons (''Murmurations'') - GOLD                                                                      2021 - PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: 2nd Place Winner (from all winners) in Nature                                                                      2021 - 1st Place Winner Minimalist Photography Awards 2021/Abstract (''Murmurations''/Professional)                                                  2021 - 1st Place Winner Fine Art Photography Awards/Wildlife/Animals FAPA 2021 ("Murmurations" / Non-Professional)
2020 - 1st Place Winner Fine Art/Abstract IPA 2020 ("Murmurations" / Non-Professional)
2020 - Honorable Mention People/Street Photography IPA 2020 (" York in the spotlight" / Non-Professional)
2020 - Honorable Mention People/Street Photography IPA 2020 ("On stage" / Non-Professional)
2020 - Honorable Mention - 15th Annual Black & White Spider Awards ("The set", category Silhouette / Amateur)

2020 - Nominee - 15th Annual Black & White Spider Awards ("Le plongeoir de Saint-Malo", category Fine Art / Amateur)
2020 - Honorable Mention - ND Awards 2020 (''Facing Nature'', category Nature - Seascapes/Waterscapes / Non-Professional)
2020 - Honorable Mention - ND Awards 2020 (''Silence'', category Nature - Seascapes/Waterscapes / Non-Professional)
2020 - Honorable Mention - ND Awards 2020 (''New York in the spotlight'', category Special - Street photography / Non-Professional)
2020 - Honorable Mention - MonoVisions Awards ("New York in the spotlight", category Street, single)                                              2019 - 3rd Place - Honor of Distinction - 14th Annual Black & White Spider Awards (''New York in the spotlight'' - Silhouette / Amateur)
2018 - Nominee - 13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards ("Kirkjufell", category Nature / Amateur)
2017 - Nominee - 12th Annual Black & White Spider Awards ("Dancing starlings", category Abstract / Amateur)
2014 - Honorable Mention - 9th Annual Black & White Spider Awards ("Innocence", category Silhouette / Amateur)                                  2008 - 1st Place - Romanian National Travel Photography Contest, Vacante si Calatorii (''Art'', category Urban)

PUBLICATIONS:

2021 - B&W Minimalism Magazine Issue 28 - Featured Artist (10 pages)
2020 - FEM Fine Eye Magazine, April 2021 - Featured Artist (1 page)
2020 - B&W Minimalism Magazine Issue 25 - Featured Artist (1 page)
2020 - Publication in the 2020 IPA Winners Book (9 photographs)
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''                                                      2008 - Published photographs in the romanian ''PHOTO Magazine''