Featured Street Photo by Dana Moica
Dana Moica is a talented Romanian photographer originally from Timisoara who currently lives in Dragsina.
I met Dana when I was in Bucharest a couple of weeks ago. I was intrigued by her work which was on display in the exhibition of the Phos Bucharest Street Photography Days event. If I remember correctly she had 3 photos exhibited and they were all amazing, however one photo captured my attention the most and that is the one I have chosen to feature today, but more on that later.
Dana is a photographer who loves people. She doesn’t believe in photographic classifications. She photographs whatever captures her attention but as it so happens, people are what attract her the most. She will photograph the subjects that interest her in the street, in the mountains, by the sea, during winter and during summer, without limiting herself to a particular style. That is what I like about her work. It is free and diverse.
Before I share my thoughts on the photo I have chosen, I will would like share with you a few links where you can see Dana’s work. So check out more of Dana Moica’s photography and follow her on her Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/danamoica/ or if you prefer her Facebook profile at https://www.facebook.com/danamoica.foto. She also has a website, but it is currently under construction from what I gather, but you can visit it nevertheless here http://www.danamoica.com/.
I walked down the spiral metal and wooden stairs to the lower floor of the area where Phos Bucharest was holding the exhibitions. I talked to friends and then decided to look around. I took a right and walked out of the presentation room I currently was in, towards another room where photos were exhibited. As soon as I walked into the next room, from a distance, standing out from all the rest, was Dana’s photo of the old guy, his cello and the rooster. I remember the blues and greens popping out of the large print, pulling me towards the photograph. At first that is all I could see, just the colours, but with every step I made and as I got closer, I started noticing the details of the photo. The second thing I saw after the colours whas the old man standing with his arm stretched out as if he was expecting the rooster (the third thing I noticed) that was flapping its wings to perch on his arm. Even though the rooster was bathed in light, it was the old man that caught my attention first and when I saw the rooster milliseconds later, I was amazed that I hadn’t noticed it before. The way the mind works when analysing a photograph is most wondrous. While I was amazed at what I was looking at, I suddenly felt more amazement when I noticed the cello against the blue wall with the hat resting on it and its bow resting next to it. A beautifully composed image, with amazing colours and many possible scenarios for a story. Well done Dana!
About this weekly feature,
As you know, every so often we feature a photograph of a Street Photographer on our website. The Street Photographer that is featured is selected by the Street Hunters team.