Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 Book / Fine Art

Dream Masks

  • Photographer
    Daniel Munteanu

Using the intentional camera movement technique (ICM), I photographed different masked costumes at the Carnival of Venice, with the goal of turning them into images/portraits that resemble impressionist paintings or characters out of a dream. All photos are straight from the camera and the colors are obtained by using special filters (color and polarizing) directly on the camera lens.

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.