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Mihai Florea

MihaiFloreaFineArt

Wheelers Hill, Victoria

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I'm a passionate photographer from Melbourne, Australia.

For me photography is a spiritual act, an inner conviction and a desire to abstract essence beyond the material world. I think abstract photography is more than just “technically perfect rendering”, it’s the ability to show emotion and tell a story through composition and lighting.

I generally prefer monochrome conversions as they tend to help me focus on what I consider the essential compositional elements and, therefore, the ultimate message behind the image.
I am continuously inspired by the smallest and simplest of objects, I love playing around with light to create different images and moods and I like how a photograph, unlike the other visual arts, is eternally bound to reality in a more profound way. I am fascinated with the concept of the real, and how people perceive objects and reality.
I love to experiment with these two aspects as the smallest of changes can drastically alter ones perception and evoke particular feelings. I often walk during different times of the day within the same route so that I may appreciate the effects the light has on the textural properties of my immediate environment.


Awards:

2018

- Commended in the Architecture section of Sony World Photography Awards 2018
- First Place in Abstract section of the Monochrome Awards and 5 Honourable mentions

2017

- Four Honourable mentions ND Awards
- Bronze at Epson Pano Awards
- Top 10 at the Australian Photography Awards - landscape section
- Honourable Mention Abstract section Black and White Spider Awards
- Honourable Mention Architecture industrial section - IPA
- Silver award Better Photography Magazine photo of the year
- Merit award B&W Magazine - portfolio competition
- Finalist Siena International Photo Awards
- Honurable Mention Architecture - International Color Awards
- Honourable Mention Fine Art - MonoVisions Awards
- Honourable Mentions - Monochrome Awards
- Honourable Mention - Moscow International Foto Awards
- winner One Life contest PDN Magazine

2016

- 2nd Place in Architecture section at the 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
- Better Photography Magazine "Photo of the Year" - 3 silver and 2 bronze awards
- Four Honourable mentions ND Awards
- Honourable mention Exposure Awards
- Honourable mention Abstract Fine art section - IPA
- Honourable mention Nature/Trees section - IPA
- Honourable mention - Moscow International Foto Awards
- Second Place in Abstract section of Monochrome Awards
- Honourable mention at "Trees" exhibition, New York Center for Photographic Art

2015

- First Place in Abstract section at the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
- Gold Medal PX3 Prix de la Photographie - Fine Art Architecture section
- Third Place Fine Art section - Stark Magazine Awards
- Three Honourable mentions ND Awards
- Honourable mention Fine art Abstract - International Photographer of the Year
- Honourable mention Abstract and Landscape Fine art sections - IPA
- Honourable mention - Moscow International Foto Awards
- Excellence award B&W Magazine - portfolio competition
- Honourable mention - PX3 Prix de la photographie Paris - White competition
- Runner-up Top Emerging Architectural Photographer as voted by Capture Magazine
- International Color Awards nominee, Architecture and Nature sections
- Second Place in the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Australian National Award
- Juror's selection at "Wandering Curves" exhibition, New York Center for Photographic Art
- Four Honourable mentions Monochrome Awards
- Top 50 in the Architecture section of Sony World Photography Awards 2015

2014

- Photographer of the year and B&W Photographer of the year - Australian Photography
Magazine
- Australia's Top Emerging Architectural Photographer as voted by Capture Magazine
- Merit award - B&W Magazine
- Honourable mention Abstract Fine art section - IPA
- Honourable mention Stark Magazine awards
- 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards nominee
- Honourable mention - Moscow International Foto Awards
- Jurors merit award - Rfotofolio Awards
- Honourable mention - Adore Noir magazine portfolio contest
- Bronze award - International Loupe Awards

Publications and Exhibitions:

2018

- Publication in Photograpize Magazine, issue 38
- Participation in INNERVISIONS International Photo Exhibition in Paris
- Participation in Depth of Field exhibition - Carmel, California, USA
- Participation in Instantes collective exhibition - Constanta, Romania

2017

- Publication in Capture Magazine's - The Annual
- Participation in "Wandering Curves" exhibition at Jadite Galleries - Manhattan
- Participation in Magnum swap shop exhibition- London
- Publication in B&W Magazine issue 122 - 2 page spread
- Participation in "B&W Minimalism" group exhibition in Isfahan - Iran
- Participation in "Fine Art" group exhibition at Blank Wall Gallery - Athens - Greece
- Participation in 'Black and White" and "Pathways and Passages" Group Exhibitions - Dark
Room Gallery, Vermont USA
- Participation in "B&W Minimalism" group exhibition at Yadegaran Art Gallery - Kerman -
Iran

2016

- Participation in the Blind Pilots project in Thessaloniki - Greece
- Participation in "Monochrome" and "Black and White " group exhibitions at Blank Wall
Gallery - Athens - Greece
- Participation in Stark Magazine Awards Exhibition at Dales Gallery in Victoria BC - Canada

2015

- Publication in Black+White Magazine October 2015 issue
- Participation in Depth of Field Exhibition - Art Intersection Gallery, Gilbert - Arizona
- Publication in Capture Magazine's - The Annual
- Publication in B&W Magazine issue 110 - 4 page spread
- Participation in Stark Magazine Awards Exhibition at PhotoHaus Gallery in Vancouver -
Canada
- Publication in Australian Photography+digital Magazine

2014

- Publication in Capture Magazine's - The Annual
- Participation in The Built Environment Exhibition - PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont USA
- Publication in B&W Magazine - issue 104 August 2014
- Publication in Stark Magazine - issue 28
- Publication in Dodho Magazine
- Publication in Camerapixo - Hot Shot 3, Envisionography photography concept
- Publication and interview in Adore Noir Magazine issue 18
- Publication and interview in Vision Explorers issue 10
- Publication in Vogue.it, Shot Magazine, JustB&W Magazine, 1X.com, Photography
Masterclass Magazine

2013

- Participation in Mountain and Sea Exhibition - PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont USA
- Participation in Color Blind Exhibition - Dark Room Gallery, Vermont USA

Published photo books: Abstract Melbourne

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Yallourn by Mihai Florea

 

Skeleton trees by Mihai Florea

 

Skeleton trees 3 by Mihai Florea

 

Enchanted forest by Mihai Florea

 

Enchanted forest 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Misty morning 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Misty morning by Mihai Florea

 

Misty morning 3 by Mihai Florea

 

Sandy Point by Mihai Florea

 

Sandy Point 1 by Mihai Florea

 

Ripples by Mihai Florea

 

Gibson steps 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Noojee 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Sandy Point 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Baroona by Mihai Florea

 

Zig Zag by Mihai Florea

 

Gibson steps by Mihai Florea

 

Lord Arch Gorge by Mihai Florea

 

Lumeah by Mihai Florea

 

Yandembah 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Yandembah 4 by Mihai Florea

 

Yandembah by Mihai Florea

 

Goonoo Goonoo by Mihai Florea

 

Zen by Mihai Florea

Zen

 

Noojee by Mihai Florea

 

Citylink by Mihai Florea

 

Fallen comrade by Mihai Florea

 

Leongatha by Mihai Florea

 

Dog Rocks by Mihai Florea

 

Titanic by Mihai Florea

 

Milford Sound by Mihai Florea

 

Milford Sound 1 by Mihai Florea

 

Milford Sound 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Milford Sound 3 by Mihai Florea

 

Milford 8 by Mihai Florea

 

Milford 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Manapouri 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Darkness by Mihai Florea

 

Mt Christina by Mihai Florea

 

Milford 7 by Mihai Florea

 

Mt Talbot by Mihai Florea

 

Milford 3 by Mihai Florea

 

Milford 1 by Mihai Florea

 

Milford 4 by Mihai Florea

 

Milford 5 by Mihai Florea

 

Fiordland by Mihai Florea

 

Milford 6 by Mihai Florea

 

Mt Talbot 2 by Mihai Florea