About Raluca Caragea
Raluca is a Romanian self-taught visual artist and a fine art photographer based in Brussels. Her studies in Psychology mixed with the passion for photography and helped her develop a portfolio full of emotion and color. She is still exploring her style and uses photography as a very personal approach to reality, as a method of interpreting and recreating it as she moves through life. Her artworks recreate our days, transforming them into a space of stories and metaphors. They follow different subjects, from portraits to street images, from shots of body parts to conceptual photography or nature.Influenced by dreams, nature, stories, music,she tries to depict the world as an amalgam of symbol. Her portraits want to revive moments full of emotions: shyness, melancholy, fear, innocence, joy. For her, photographs capture situations, persons or symbols we often use in understanding the world. They reconnect the human being with its past as a reminder of what we were.So they could also help us discover what we would like to become. She works with several publishing houses and her images can be seen on different cover books in Puerto Rico, Holland, Romania, UK, Spain.
2015 - Honorable Mention in Portrait & Nominee in Fine Art – International Color Awards – 8th edition.
2015 - Honorable Mention in Fine Art: Portrait – ND Photography Awards.
2015 - Honorable Mention in Fine Art: Abstract – ND Photography Awards.
2014 - 2nd prize in Monochrome Photography Awards, Amateur, People Category.
2012 - 1st place, Foto4All photo contest organized by Foto4All magazine, March.
2009 - 2nd prize in the third edition of “Photographers Cafe”, organized by www.fotografa.ro
Book cover for Liliana Filisan, “Femeia Sixtina”, Romania.
Cover image for Maria Teresa Cervantes, “La travesia de los sentimientos”, Torremozas, Spain.
Featured in The Dodho Magazine.
Featured in The PhotoPhore Magazine.
Featured in SlipperyEdge.
Featured photographer in Adobe Chroma Magazine, 6th issue, March.
Cover image for Lisa See, “Interior”, Poland.
Portfolio presentation at Viewfinders photography club, September, Brussels.
Cover image for Afonso Cruz, “Jesus Cristo Bebia Cervaja”,Brazil.
Cover image for Emily Sharratt, “Ellie’s War: Wherever You Are”, UK.
Cover image for Hiram Lozada Perez, “Maria Madiba", Isla Negra Editores Puerto Rico.
Cover image for Emma Jeannette Rodriguez , “El Truco De La Loca", Isla Negra Editores, Puerto Rico.
Cover image for Valentin Amaro, “El Ave Rasga Su Memoria" Isla Negra Editores, Puerto Rico.
Cover image for Dinorah Velez Cortes, “Cuarantena y Otras pejigueras menstruales " Isla Negra Editores, Puerto Rico.
Cover image for the e-book “Sifonierul preotesei” by Dan Radoiu.
Cover image for Milady Gonzalez Castillo, "Abrazada of a arbol" Isla Negra Editores, Puerto Rico.
Started the collaboration with Trevillion Images, London.
Cover image for Ana Maria Fuster Lavin, "(In) Somnio" Isla Negra Editores, Puerto Rico.
Cover image for Lisa Jewell, "Vaga Flyga", Fenix Publishing House, Sweden.
Cover image for Tana French, "The Laatste Afspraak",Amsterdam, Holland.
Cover image for Sheila Barrios Rosario, "La Ventana Al Silencio" Isla Negra Editores, Puerto Rico.
Trainer for "Retro Photo", second edition.
Cover image for Ognjen Spahic, "Hansen's Children", Polirom Publishing House, Iasi.
Cover image for Freytes Gina Gonzalez, "De Porcelana Y Acero" Isla Negra Editores, Puerto Rico.
Cover image for Gladys Rivera Ocasio, "Notas Para One Insomnio" Isla Negra Editores, Puerto Rico.
Cover image for Beatriz Navia, "Las Ciudades De Lucia", Isla Negra Editores, Puerto Rico.
Cover image for Lynette Mabel Perez, "Imagineria" Isla Negra Editores, Puerto Rico.
Trainer for the "Course of photographic art and technique - Retro Photo", first edition, organized by the European Association for the Defense of Human Rights.
Picture cover for the album “No End in Sight” of the English hardcore band Pro-Pain.
Carlos Reid, M.B.A., M.S. & M.O.T.
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