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Ioana Vrabie www.ioanavrabie.com
My core objective with every photograph is to ribbon the split-off areas of the conscious and unconscious soul, in congruence with the reveries of my imagination, by catching the light, at every turn.
The title of this series is Oneiromancy, which means the interpretation of dreams through divination.
Between 2013 and 2015, I embarked on a number of journeys. With me I took my dependable Canon EOS 35mm SLR camera. During my travels, I came to make several seminal realizations--both inward and outward. Some were enlightening, such as my tenure as the assistant of a Tibetan monk in Bali, Indonesia; and some were humbling, such as my explorations in India, which brought to my attention the vivid wonders of panculturalism. My peregrinations in Europe, in particular in my native Romania; London, England; and my adopted Italy, were, on a personal level, enriching.
I experienced an emotional, psychological and spiritual growth, which culminated in an enhanced sense of intuition, that shaped my approach to art and photography. An epiphany: at the root of profound peace is acceptance.
Acceptance of my past: of growing up in a society tormented by Soviet authoritarianism, then emigrating to Italy, when I was a mere fillette. Acceptance of my surroundings: of embracing the mercurial delights of all earthly paradoxes. And, most crucially,
acceptance of my cherished interpreters: my dreams, and my lenses.
I began to cultivate what I regard as an internal database of beauty: a collection of timely fragments of life, ignited by a visceral state of awareness, whereby harmony can emerge from collision. Liberation.
This database is the source of all my inspiration.
Let me set the scene: I poise my analog apparatus, and wield my third eye. On the spur of the moment, my environs and I are the very epitome of oneness. The pragmatist in me, meanwhile, meticulously heralds a multiple exposure technique--which, suffice to say, is my technique of choice, as I do not use Photoshop--and at once, twice, I capture the variety, the colour, and the warmth, inherent in my subjects. They are, after all, a reflection of me.