Matei Muntiu

BEING WATCHED - Sometimes there’s that constant feeling of being watched. Teenagers have it almost every day when they feel that they are permanently watched and judged by others. In almost all cases it is just own imagination running wild and, in fact, all those other people were actually minding their own business. But being watched is also a sentiment of not feeling at ease in you own skin. Today studies show that this is part of social anxiety.

BEING WATCHED - Sometimes there’s that constant feeling of being watched. Teenagers have it almost every day when they feel that they are permanently watched and judged by others. In almost all cases it is just own imagination running wild and, in fact, all those other people were actually minding their own business. But being watched is also a sentiment of not feeling at ease in you own skin. Today studies show that this is part of social anxiety.

ATEMPORAL - An investigation into visual representations that evoke a sense of atemporality. Such examples can be the absence of clear delimitation between sand and sea where a boat seems pending between reality and imagination, a construction that seems to be out of place or a surreal reflection.

ATEMPORAL - An investigation into visual representations that evoke a sense of atemporality. Such examples can be the absence of clear delimitation between sand and sea where a boat seems pending between reality and imagination, a construction that seems to be out of place or a surreal reflection.

THE HERD INSTINCT - Humans, like animals, are guided by the herd instinct. Weather us, as humans, considering ourselves wiser and brighter than other species, accept it or not, we must not discredit other species of being smart too.

THE HERD INSTINCT - Humans, like animals, are guided by the herd instinct. Weather us, as humans, considering ourselves wiser and brighter than other species, accept it or not, we must not discredit other species of being smart too.

HANGING - Weather life depends on some information or tings have been just left to hang, I have made an excursion into different meanings of how hanging might be perceived: emotional, physical or belief.

HANGING - Weather life depends on some information or tings have been just left to hang, I have made an excursion into different meanings of how hanging might be perceived: emotional, physical or belief.

LOSS OF IDENTITY - An investigation into loss of identity which may occur due to trauma, feeling of not belonging, being separated from family or feeling lost in a larger group of people (friends or even family) where the sentiment of being together and alone, in the same time, takes its toll.

LOSS OF IDENTITY - An investigation into loss of identity which may occur due to trauma, feeling of not belonging, being separated from family or feeling lost in a larger group of people (friends or even family) where the sentiment of being together and alone, in the same time, takes its toll.

ANXIETY - Exploring, through double-exposure, into how anxiety responds within self.

ANXIETY - Exploring, through double-exposure, into how anxiety responds within self.

LOMOGRAPHY - A series of nudes created with a pinhole camera. A study sketch on the contrast between dark and lighter areas. It is almost like a charcoal drawing where the contrast gives shape a purpose. Taken with a pinhole camera.

LOMOGRAPHY - A series of nudes created with a pinhole camera. A study sketch on the contrast between dark and lighter areas. It is almost like a charcoal drawing where the contrast gives shape a purpose. Taken with a pinhole camera.

FASH!ON - Plastic plays a major role in the fashion industry. With regards to this aspect of the wider project I am using various plastic materials for clothing in a “fashion photoshoot” in a deserted building. The entire setup aims at being in contrast to what the fashion industry shows as very glamorous and affordable. Plastic suffocates us, depresses and poisons us slowly but steady if we do not take control and reduce it.

FASH!ON - Plastic plays a major role in the fashion industry. With regards to this aspect of the wider project I am using various plastic materials for clothing in a “fashion photoshoot” in a deserted building. The entire setup aims at being in contrast to what the fashion industry shows as very glamorous and affordable. Plastic suffocates us, depresses and poisons us slowly but steady if we do not take control and reduce it.

Matei Muntiu

My photographic work (digital as well as analogue) is rather eclectic and consists primarily of conceptual photography and visual communication. I am interested in visual commentary of commonly perceived subjects, playing with different meanings of an idea or a well established term. My work also dwells into personal observations of common facts or standalone subjects.

Starting from an improvisation technique in the art of theatrical acting called “object transformation”, which assumes that an object can change its meaning through how it is played/viewed/perceived – for example a tennis ball can be transformed into an apple by mimicking the gesture of wanting to bite it like in an apple –, I am premising my work on finding new and valid meanings to regular everyday reality.

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