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Gold 2020 Nature / Flowers

Floating Garden

  • Photographer
    Maja Strgar Kurecic
  • Agency / Studio
    University Of Zagreb
  • Prize
    Gold in Nature / Flowers

I started the Floating Garden series in the summer of 2019. It all began with a single rose. The rose my daughter received for her 18th birthday. This rose prompted me to think about youth, beauty, transience… In addition to rose petals, I began experimenting with other flowers, leaves, twigs, grasses, seeds - everything I would find in my garden. When I shoot, I pay a lot of attention to lighting and composition, frame, shapes, textures and colors. In this natural and delicate world around us I find an endless source of metaphors for life and transience of our human existence’s.

Maja Strgar Kurecic is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, where she teaches photography. Area of research relates to printing technology, digital photography and graphic design. Beside scientific work, she is engaged in artistic photography, publishing many photographs in books, magazines, daily newspapers, art calendars, posters. She exhibits photographs on 45 group and 20 independent exhibitions, held in country and abroad. She is a member of ULUPUH (Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts) and CPPA (Croatian Press Photographers Association).