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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

- 2nd place in Abstract and Honorable Mention in Fine arts at 2018 Monovisions Awards
- Highly Commended in Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 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

 

Ripples by Mihai Florea

 

Sandy Point by Mihai Florea

 

Gibson steps 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Zig Zag by Mihai Florea

 

Fallen comrade by Mihai Florea

 

Enchanted forest by Mihai Florea

 

Enchanted forest 3 by Mihai Florea

 

Enchanted forest 4 by Mihai Florea

 

Misty morning 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Misty morning by Mihai Florea

 

Misty morning 3 by Mihai Florea

 

Sandy Point 1 by Mihai Florea

 

Noojee 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Noojee by Mihai Florea

 

Sandy Point 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Baroona 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

 

Abstract 2 by Mihai Florea

 

Zen by Mihai Florea

Zen

 

Mr X by Mihai Florea

 

Abstract 1 by Mihai Florea

 

No eye contact by Mihai Florea

 

Abstract 3 by Mihai Florea

 

Citylink by Mihai Florea

 

Abstract 4 by Mihai Florea

 

Abstract 5 by Mihai Florea

 

Dog Rocks by Mihai Florea

 

Leongatha 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