These photos symbolize the warmth of a summer day, the carefreeness and beauty of the little things in life.
Each plant in these photos carries a memory of the summer spent on the Adriatic. I collected them every day on the way back from the beach. Although they are dry and seem lifeless, they carry within them the seeds of new life. To emphasize their delicate and fragile structure, I photographed them submerged in water. The colors in the photographs are intentionally reduced to warm or cold. Golden yellow and orange hue symbolize the warmth of the sun in summer and blue-green is the color of the Adriatic Sea. This is a project started in the summer of 2021.
About Maja Strgar Kurečić
Maja Strgar Kurečić (born 1972) is a Croatian fine art photographer born, raised, and based in Zagreb. Since the middle of the 1990s, she has been a professional photographer and educator. She works as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb where she gives lectures from the courses in the field of photography and graphic prepress. In addition to teaching and scientific work, she has been involved in photography for more than twenty-five years as a lens-based artist with a strong background and experience in commercial, advertising and photojournalism. Within a deep personal devotion to a scientific but delicate approach, she overcame documentary and narrative and found herself in deep analytical and philosophical fields of experimental and abstract photography. Maja uses a camera as a tool that captures inner voices, emotions, and moods without the need to interpret reality. She earned international recognition for her recent projects Other Worlds, Escape Landscapes, Floating Garden and Lunaria Rediviva that won many international awards. She exhibited photographs on over 50 group and 20 independent exhibitions, held in country and abroad. [Official Website]