I am the ‘photo-sensitive’ kind. I think in pictures; her imagination is always in focus. A Transylvanian living in London, I create conceptual portraits exploring identity and the nature of representation using literature, films, and art history as inspiration. I usually work as my own model and have captured myself in a range of guises and personas which are often whimsical and a touch romantic, employing amusing and impactful visual puns.
Completely self-taught in photography and far removed from traditional or documentary styles, the camera is merely a tool for me. My greatest passion is storytelling and following my curiosity into the unknown, enjoying the freedom of layering and manipulating my photographs into creative montages and, at the same time, trusting my instinct for matching the raw material with the imaginings of my subconscious.
My photographs are given subtle alterations in a digital process that often takes months, resulting in carefully constructed compositions, which reveal the influence of the great Surrealists and Old Masters.
My work is available via Leigh Gallery in Hampton Hill, UK.