Alexandra Jitariuc (25) is a Romanian Bucharest-based freelance photographer who explores the profound idea of connectedness by highlighting the relationship between a person and its surroundings. In her latest series (Cities, Urban Vegetations) her models become part of the environment. Their privacy ceases to exist, exposing subject’s true nature, personality and emotions, while the artist’s inner feelings pour all over the pictures in a process of what she calls an “explosion that surrounds her head and her soul”.
“I like to create stories with an underlying sense of narrative”, Alexandra says, “to introduce elements of the past and present in my projects. I am interested in the authenticity of a moment, in the relation between a human being and the space around him”.
Alexandra’s most recent series “Contrasts” is the living proof of her intricate artistic complexity. The connection she’s craving for becomes contrast, as the title says. This contrast comes in two distinct ways: the one established between her and the subject and the one between the subject and the actual background. The ongoing project captures the expressions of young subjects in a emotional clash with Alexandra’s personality and an involuntary collision with the ambient that encircles them. When looking at the portraits is like watching a smouldering piece of wood in a helpless fight of not burning inside out.
The photographer explains: “In Contrasts I take portraits of people I know and friends aiming to reveal that moment created during my connection with the photographed subject. It is a project about emotional connection, about the dynamics between two people. I give expression to a vivid interior life”.
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