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Bronze 2019 Fine Art / Other


  • Photographer
    Daniel Munteanu
  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art / Other

The staged photographs of the Sparkle series range from very abstract to a kind of light sculptures, from which sometimes a face can be seen peering through the streaks of light. By using different motions and poses, I imposed a dynamic feel to the images as well as freeze the movement in time. These photographs depict spirits made of light, as if transported to this plane of existence from another world, a world with less gravity and near to no solidity. My goal was to photograph reality in a way that it no longer looks real, take a true photograph that depicts reality in an unreal way.

Daniel Munteanu is a visual artist skilled in many digital fields, specializing in staged and studio fine art photography, (ikebana-like fantasy arrangements photographed with artificial lighting), creative photography and impressionist photography using ICM. For the last five years he was working at the Transience impressionist project, traveling in different cities and natural settings in Europe, experimenting and shooting more than 80.000 images for this project alone, with the goal of turning photographed reality into fantastical paintings.