Raluca Caragea is a Romanian self-taught visual artist and a fine art photographer based in Brussels, Belgium. Her studies in Psychology along with her passion for photography, helped her develop a portfolio full of emotion and color. While still exploring her style, Raluca’s photography is quite personal. She uses the camera as an instrument to interpret and recreate reality as she moves through life. Her artwork recreate our days, transformed into a space of stories and metaphors. Her subjects vary, from portraits to street images, from shots of body parts to conceptual photography or nature. Influenced by dreams, nature, stories and music, she tries to depict the world as an amalgam of symbols. Her portraits want to revive moments full of emotions: shyness, melancholy, fear, innocence, joy. For her, photographs capture situations, persons or symbols that we often use to understand the world. They reconnect the human being with its past as a reminder of what we were and help us discover what we would like to become in the future. She works with several publishing houses and her images can be seen on different cover books in Puerto Rico, Holland, Romania, UK. Her work has been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions and she will be one of the artists to be presented at NordArt 2016, one of the biggest European contemporary art exhibitions. 2014 was the year when she started to participate in international contests and the beginning of several awards and distinctions such as the 2nd prize at the 2014 Monochrome Photography Awards (Amateur, Category-People), honorable mentions at the 2015 ND Photography Awards (Fine Art – Portrait and Abstract) and the 2015 International Color Awards, 8th edition (Portrait) where she also was a Fine Art nominee.
This is a sample of her work
All images © Raluca Caragea