Romanian-born photographic artist living and working from Antwerp, Belgium. Published writer.
Recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. Producing work about inner emotional spaces, outer space, and all the space in between.
Following a heartbreaking love affair in which misunderstandings and cultural differences played a big part, I decided to look at what brings us or can tear us apart- communication.
In the series Loving in any other language but yours, I spend time with couples in love who use a third language than either one's native tongue to talk to each other.
With my camera in hand, I ask questions about difficulties, whether they create new words or expressions together, how they bounce off of each other, how they argue.
Eventually, I am interested in how and why some people make the choice to look past these differences and love, unforgivably, in any other language but theirs.
IMAGE CREDITS: (above)Kit, from Hong Kong, and his partner, Seppe, Belgian. Both artists, one crafting fashion, the other a painter; they love in English. They have a long distance relationship between Norway and Antwerp but admit to never getting to miss each other thanks to the Internet. Facebook is what led to them meeting in the first place.
(below) Sisy, natively Armenian, and her partner Vlad, Russian-born but Ukrainian-tongued. They love in Dutch, English and sometimes in French. They live together, loving in any other language than theirs. He is the one who usually brushes her long black hair.