Herbarium of summer memories

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanyMSK Photography
ArtistMaja Strgar Kurecic
CreditMaja Strgar Kurecic
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These photos symbolize the warmth of a summer day, the joyfulness 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 reduced to warm which symbolizes the warmth of the sun in summer, or cold, which represent the color of the Adriatic Sea.

I am a dreamer and storyteller who follows intuition and have a strong affection for the abstract aesthetic. Born and based in Zagreb, I work as a fine art photographer and Associate University Professor of photography at the Faculty of Graphic Arts University of Zagreb, Croatia. At the beginning of my career (some 25 years ago) I was mostly engaged in the advertising and journalistic projects, but recently my interest in photography has changed completely. I overcame documentary and narrative and found myself in the deep analytical and philosophical fields of conceptual photography.