Elena Raceala is a Romanian photographer who combining elements of street photography or everyday life with surrealism and transforms them into a moody vision. She raised in Constanta, a harbor city on the shores of the Black Sea. She studied nursing and currently works as a nurse at Constanta County and Emergency Clinical Hospital.
Elena started her photographic journey in 2013, by approaching the travel and street genres. Standing among the columns of the San Francesco di Paola church, on a rainy morning in Naples, Elena captured the first photograph to which she is dearly attached. "From that moment on, a part of me lives and breathes through photography," she says. Elena pursued her passion, first attending workshops and photography courses and later earning a degree in photography. She wants to convey through her images the emotion of discovering the perspective of a moment, of a story without words. Life inspires her, people at different times in life, sometimes her compositions resemble the human condition in which light and darkness live together. She likes to look for new places, the human presence, the usual moments, from everyday life, moments that she then exposes in personal vision. "Every moment is unique", she says, but she stops at the one she feels she can portray in a visual story. Elena wants the emotion she felt when she took the photo and built her vision, to reach the person looking at it.
From January 2020 she became a Curator of 100ASA - Curated photo