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THE STORY OF SELARU OVIDIU

I AM A 39 YEARS OLD DREAMER, BORN AND RAISED IN AN ARTSY FAMILY IN THE NORTHERN PART OF ROMANIA, WHERE MY LOVE FOR LANDSCAPING AND PASSION FOR CREATING THINGS WITH MY OWN HANDS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN NURTURED AND ENCOURAGED BY MY PARENTS. I HAVE BEEN LIVING AND WORKING IN LONDON FOR THE PAST 14 YEARS.

I HAVE BEEN NURSING FANTASIES ABOUT PHOTO SHOOTING ART SINCE I WAS A YOUNG BOY. BACK HOME, I USED TO WATCH MY FATHER PAINT AND CREATE HIS AMAZING DRAWINGS ON CANVAS. I FIRST DREAMT OF BECOMING AN ARTIST, JUST LIKE MY FATHER, BUT IT NEVER HAPPENED. I FELT I WAS NEVER AS GOOD AS HE WAS. I PAY HOMAGE TO HIS TALENT AND ARTISTIC SPIRIT THROUGH MY WORK TODAY.

I STARTED RELEASING MY CREATIVE FLOWS IN PHOTOGRAPHY ABOUT NINE YEARS AGO WHEN I BEGAN COLLECTING EMOTIONS THROUGH MY CAMERA LENS. EDUCATED IN MACHINERY, WITH A SENSE FOR EXACT SCIENCES AND GEOMETRY OF THINGS IN LIFE, I FEEL THAT I CAN CAPTURE SPECIFIC EMOTIONS WHEN THE RIGHT ANGLE OF COLOUR AND LIGHT IT'S APPLIED. THE BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY SEGMENT IS THE NICHE THAT I BEST IDENTIFY MYSELF WITH A BIT OF AN 'ETERNAL SNAPSHOT' TWIST. I FEEL I HAVE A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE THAN THE CLASSIC STREAM. I LIKE CAPTURING THE QUINTESSENCE OF SOMEONE'S INNER BEAUTY AND NOSTALGIA. MY MODELS OFTEN TELL ME THAT I CAN METAPHORICALLY TRANSPOSE THEIR SOULS INTO BLACK AND WHITE MEMORABILIA, WHICH LASTS FOR ETERNITY. ALL MY PORTRAITS CAPTURE A UNIQUE ARTISTIC TRAIT. THEY ALL DEFINED MOST CLEARLY AND MORE SIMPLY MY CREATIVE PATTERNS.

I HAVE BEEN AWARDED FIRST PLACE IN THE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST BY CITYSCAPE BW, AND MY PHOTOGRAPHS FREQUENTLY APPEAR AND ARE COMMENTED ON IN MONOPRIX, EYEPHOTO-MAGAZINE AND PHOTOSHOP MAGAZINE. MY CAMERA IS MY BEST COMPANION ON THE STREETS OF LONDON, AND I NEVER MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CAPTURE THE UNIQUE FLAVOUR OF AN AFTER-RAIN STREET LANDSCAPE OR THE UNSPOKEN CHARM OF A STUNNING SUNSET.

PEOPLE SAY THAT ONE PHOTO MEANS MORE THAN 1,000 WORDS. I LIKE SAYING THAT TERMS CANNOT LIMIT BEAUTY IN PHOTOGRAPHY. I DO NOT NARROW MY INTERESTS INTO STRICTLY PORTRAIT OR LANDSCAPE NICHES, AND I SEEK NEW PERSPECTIVES. I PLAY WITH ANGLES AND THE ARCHITECTURAL GEOMETRY OF THE SPACE AROUND ME. I ONLY RELY ON MY INSTINCT; I DO NOT RATIONALIZE A MOVE OR A MOTION. I RARELY SET EXPECTATIONS. I JUST LET NATURE DO ITS JOB.

THE SIXTH SENSE CANNOT BE EXPLAINED, TALENT CANNOT BE X-RAYED, AND HEARTFELT ART CANNOT BE DISLIKED. I FEEL INSPIRED BY MANY THINGS AND THE PEOPLE AROUND ME; I LEARN NEW PHOTO TECHNIQUES EVERY DAY. ALL OF THIS ALLOWS ME TO GROW AND DEVELOP MY SKILLS. FOLLOW YOUR HEART, FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCT, AND YOU WILL NEVER FAIL TO VOYAGE YOUR UNIQUE JOURNEY FROM A SIMPLE PASSION TO A COMPLEX FORM OF COMMUNICATION.