Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 Fine Art / Abstract

Fire Abstracts

  • Photographer
    Daniel Munteanu

Using the intentional camera movement technique (ICM), I explored different ways to photograph fire and discover abstract and fantastic shapes that lie within. All photos are straight from the camera. By combining two movements, that of the photo camera and that of the fire its self, fire elementals come to life.

Daniel Munteanu’s photography moves the focus of photography from capturing images of this reality to creating photographs of different worlds and styles. Having a background in literature and computer graphics, Munteanu always mutates photography from the real to the fantastical, from the 'what is' to the 'what it can become' through imagination. The artist is known for developing carefully staged images in the studio and outdoors, inventing the image instead of using the ready-made, crafting a photograph that depicts reality in an unreal or surreal way.