Free Format Friday : Meet Ramona Daniela Enache
During her first summer break in middle school, she volunteered to help out at her parents' print store by working in photo processing and post-production using Adobe Photoshop CS4. She explains how working on a third-party's photograph helped her understand a valuable lesson on what works and what doesn't.
As the years went by, a staggering milestone in her venture into photography was the arrival and popularization of Instagram. One of the early adopters, Daniela, appreciated the possibilities that Instagram had to offer as far as photography is concerned, but had to deal with the fact she felt trapped in a decaying seaside city with no art scene, cultural events or remarkable architecture. She was limited to exploring the seafront, she moved to with her parents, and occasionally traversed shots of pets and wildlife in the area.
Upon graduation, she moved to Southern Germany for work and used her free time to travel to various European capitals for art exhibitions. She clearly establishes that Germany and Switzerland informed her taste for Brutalist Architecture. An architectural movement that was was appropriated in countries across the Eastern Block.
Now, Daniela captures the angles and perspectives of bright, white, clean spaces with a hint of metallic structures and, something most would define as the very opposite: massive cemented constructions exuding hollowed solitude. Gray and White. Cement and Light. To her, they are 2 sides of the same aesthetics and personality. A bright, curated forward-looking visionary mind, backed up by a strong will and a cold, yet smooth presence. Both devoided of artifice and superficialities.
A couple of years from now, Daniela plans to get her very own Mirrorless camera and to travel the world in the search for Brutalist monuments to immortalize, as she adds, "Hopefully, one day I will get more time to post-produce them and share them with the world in a tiny exhibition."
Ramona Daniela Enache is a Master student of Interaction Design at Harbour.Space University. Check out her Instagram if you'd like to see more of her photographs, or swing by Harbour.Space to say hello.