MindScapes
Project info

The “Mindscapes” series is a body of work developed between 2010 and 2014.
It includes photos from different countries like Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, France and Spain, the line of the work it is not as descriptive as a documentary of that places but instead some landscapes of my mind.
I am using the reality as tool for my imagination.
Mindscapes series has his roots in Wabi-sabi Japanese esthetics. Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (sanboin), specifically impermanence ( mujo), the other two being suffering (ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (ku).
If an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. In my “mindscapes” there is also the presence of emptiness and the fluid versus hard – river versus land equilibrium.
All these are united through my personal photographic vision of the world. I am developing “mindscapes” with the help of real everyday life elements.
I do hand printing - very small format photos, limited series, unique author copies. Working with different kinds of film, the photos are enlarged over vintage silver gelatin paper (discontinued) and toned with tea afterwards.