TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Still Life

Herbarium of Summer Memories

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Photographer
    Maja Strgar Kurecic
  • Agency / Studio
    Msk Photography
  • Technical Info
    Canon Eos 6d Camera, Canon Ef 100mm F/2.8 Macro Usm Lens
  • Photo Date
    Summer 2021

These photos symbolize the warmth of a summer day, the carefreeness and beauty of the little things in life. Each plant in these photos carries a memory of the summer spent on the Adriatic. I collected them every day on the way back from the beach. Although they are dry and seem lifeless, they carry within them the seeds of new life. To emphasize their delicate and fragile structure, I photographed them submerged in water. The colors in the photos are intentionally reduced to warm which symbolizes the warmth of the sun in summer or cold, which represent the color of the Adriatic Sea.

Maja Strgar Kurecic is a fine art photographer and an Associate Professor of photography at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She has been involved in photography for over 25 years. At the beginning of her career, she engaged mostly in advertising and reportage photography. The last few years she devoted to projects that fall within the field of abstract photography. She exhibited photographs on over 50 group and 20 independent exhibitions, held in country and abroad.