About the author

 

Visual artist skilled in many digital visual areas, specializing in fine art staged and studiophotography, (Ikebana-like fantasy arrangements photographed with artificial lighting),creative photography and impressionist photography using ICM.

In the last five years he has traveled through capital cities such as Barcelona, Venice, Paris, Kyoto, Rome, Bucharest and other natural settings, following the Transience project, in order to achieve true impressionist photography at a level seldom reached in the past. He has applied this technique to portrait, street, nature/abstract photography and has experimented with staged sets and self-made materials..

Previous experience in visual arts in the field of 3D computer graphics and landscapeenvironments. In late years adding skills in music videos creation (filming, editing) andexperimental short films, along with creative writing, voice-over and sound design.

Awards and honorable mentions at international photo competitions, such as IPA, International Color Awards, Prix du Paris, MIFA, TIFA, Pollux Gala Awards, ND Awards, Pollux Awards. Group exhibitionsîn America, England, Spain, Italy. Solo exhibitions in Italy, Romania and Japan. Published ininternational photo magazines such as Silvershotz, Photographize Dodho, F-stop, Rangefinder, with selections in national film festivals and abroad.

Moving forward intothe digital age

 

I believe that photography will mutate and adapt to this fast paced, moreinteractive digital age that already heralds technology such as virtual andaugmented reality. At its heart and origin, photography is two dimensionaland fixed in time as well. Regarding it from the perspective and manyfascinating possibilities of the new mediums, it seems extremely limited.

Already overcome by cinema, in a sense, I think it has to evolve. But bychanging will it become something else or just transform into a simple basictool in order to serve more advanced and complete mediums of expressionthat can transmit much more information and emotion to the personinterested in art or just pure entertainment?

I have always been a visual artist and not just a photographer, though Iused this tool well. Now drawing closer to media art, communicatingthrough different means and using the digital and the virtual which seem tobe the future, all I hope is that this new technology will be put to a higheruse. In a way, we each find the tools to better suite our retelling of our ownpersonal mythical world. That’s what artists should do, to fuel people’sspirits.

Awards

 

Photography Awards:

1st place in Special/Special Effects in International Photo Awards (IPA) 2018; & honorable mention in Fine Art/Abstract
Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract, Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2018
Bronze in Portfolio/Portfolio Fine Art at Moscow Foto Awards 2018
Honorable Mention (abstract) at Black&White Spyder Awards 2018
2nd place in Special/Open and Fine Art/Abstract at ND Awards 2018
Urban Photo Awards 2018 – Finalist (6 images selected)
Honorable mention at the 12th Pollux Gala Awards, (digital collage)
2 Honorable mentions at the 11th Pollux Gala Awards, (fine art category & portrait)
2 Honorable mentions at Fine Art Photo Awards, 4th edition, 2018 (abstract, fine art)
5 Honorable mentions at Tokyo Photo Awards, 2018, (fine art book, other, abstract), 2018
Work selected for ‘Water’ competition/exhibition, London Photo Fest 2018
Honorable mention in New York Photo Curator online contest (2018)
Finalist in Fotograful Anului in Romania (FAR 2018)
Third place in Fine Art, Self-Published Book, at International Photography Awards 2012
Honorable Mention at Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2012
Honorable Mention at Color Color Color (Worldwide Photography Gala Awards) 2011
Honorable Mention at Chicago Photo Forum Spring Contest 2010
Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards 2010
Two honorable mentions at Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2010
Honorable Mention in Double Exposure Digital Imaging Competition 2009
1st Place in the Nature-Trees Category and 2nd Place in the Nature-Still Life Category at Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2009
One nominee at International Color Master Awards 2009
Two honorable mentions at the International Photography Awards 2008


Video and CG awards:

Solaris Film Festival, Nice – Selected (short film, experimental)
Feel the Reel International Film Festival - 2 Official Selections (short film, experimental)
Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest – best music video nomination
Moondance International Film Festival (Boulder,Colorado) – Award Winner in Short Multi-media Film
Short to the Point – official selection
Chicago Amacord Arthouse Television&Video Awards - official selection
2017 Music Shorts Film Festival - Official Selection (music video)
Los Angeles Cinefest - Semifinalist (music video)
Audience Awards 2107 - Official Selection 2017 (music video)
Transylvania Cinema Awards - Official Selection 2017 (music video)
Finalist in Vue 2007 3D Environment Competition 2007
2nd place in the Vue 2006 3D Environment Competition 2006

Publications/Exhibitions

 

Publications:

Photographize Magazine (online article, feature in magazine)
Circle Quarterly art review (sprint 2018 – online, print)
Conceptual Magazine (online)
Silvershotz Magazine
Dodho Magazine (online)
ClickMagazine.it (www.click-magazine.it) – online article
Best of Photography 2018 Book - Photographer’s Forum – (print, 1 image selected)
Lemag (Long Exposure Magazine) Book Selection 2018,online feature
Eye-Photo Magazine (online, issue #09)
Capital Cultural Sibiu (online, print)
Modernism.ro (online)
File Magazine (online )
F-Stop Magazine (online, group shows)
PhotoPaper Magazine ( print )
RangeFinder Magazine ( online & print )
AnimationFocuz Magazine ( print )
It's Art Magazine ( online )
Singh-Ray Blog (online)
Photomagazine.ro ( print )
Fotomagazin.ro (online)
Foto4All (online)
Oitzarisme.ro (online)

Exhibitions

*12th Pollux Awards Group Show – Barcelona May 2019 (one work)
* PhotoZurich 19 – Group Co-exhibition, image in Digital Projection
Biennial of Documentary & Fine Art Photography, 2 works, Barcelona, 2018
Surreal - group exhibition at Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, US, 2018 (two works)
Reclaim Photo Festival, 4 works on digital panels, Wolverhampton Archive Centre and Dudley Archive Centre, 2018.
Urban Photo Awards 2018 – Group exhibitions - Trieste Airport
Trieste Photo Fringe 2018 – Personal Exhibition, James Joyce Cafe
Macinat – Group Show/Itinerant Exhibition, ArtHub Bucharest 2018
The Portrait – group exhibition at Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, 2017
Water – group exhibition during London Photo Festival.org 2017 (1 image selected)
Imagined Worlds - personal exhibition, photo & 3D graphics,ArtHub, Bucharest , June 2013
Wooden Creatures - personal itinerant exhibition - Sibiu State Philharmonic (Thalia Hall), International Theater Festival, Sibiu 2012; Sibiu City Hall, August 2012; Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, June 2013
exhibition at M.T.R., Clubul Taranului, Bucharest May 2011; at Sibiu City Hall, July 2011
3D work in Group Exhibition at the contemporary art exhibition center, HANGAR BICOCCA, 2011, Milano
Minutes & Spirit Woods - personal exhibition at Okian Bookstore, Brasov 2011
Minutes and Movements - personal exhibition at Centrul Cultural Habitus, Sibiu, 2009
3D work in group exhibition, State Library, Trieste 2008
Emotional Landscapes - personal exhibition at UAP, Deva, 2008