For Alex Robciuc a 33-year-old Romanian photographer, there isn’t any higher supply of inspiration than his own residence, Maramures.
“My native space is the fairy story place which impressed me. The pure setting, cultural heritage, picturesque place, and fantastically preserved traditions provide materials most photographers can solely dream of.”
Maramures, he explains, has an ideal steadiness between the trendy and the traditional; in addition to a continuing sense of change and permanency. It’s straightforward to lose your self, and your sense of time, whilst you’re appreciating the mountain landscapes or the sleepy sound of working farmers which echoes via the panorama.
“Rural areas in Romania have the energy to exceed 4 dimensions. Should you take a protracted stroll, it’s straightforward to lose monitor of time. How is it potential for some issues to face nonetheless whereas others evolve round them?”
Based on Alex, rural Romania has a robust ancestral character, a form of magic aura, and a spirit he tries to seize in pictures. Impressed by realist painters, he goals to evoke a form of “unreal” actuality in his photos, as if it was painted on a canvas.
“Maramures has one thing magical. I do not suppose there’s a village or mountain high that does not intrigue. It provokes you to look, admire – and take images.”
His pictures journey began when he was given a digicam as a toddler. This shortly turned his favourite toy. He fell in love with the method the place gentle and chemistry work collectively to provide photos.
He now works as a contract photographer in Romania. In 2019, he gained a Sony World Pictures Award within the Nationwide Awards class.
His work has been featured in a number of notable publications together with Nationwide Geographic, Vogue, Der Spiegel, and Lonely Planet.
Alex believes that Romania nonetheless not thought-about a go-to vacation spot by vacationers, which partly explains why a lot of the panorama continues to be preserved in pure magnificence. His photos invite folks to expertise the great thing about Romania for themselves.
“We contemplate the attractive issues round us to be regular. For instance, a inexperienced meadow, a carriage of livestock, an previous wood church, folks dressing within the ancestral garments. For vacationers, these sights are one thing new – and even one thing they thought as belonging to historical past,” he explains. “What is gorgeous – and particularly accessible – will at all times be fascinating to folks!”
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