Horațiu Lazăr: “I enjoy ‘painting’ my photographs”
Romanian photographer Horaţiu Lazăr studied Advertising Design at the Studium University College: “Here is where my passion for photography began, in 1999, when digital photography was at its start”.
His evolution, technically speaking, was a normal one: point and shoot – bridge camera – DSLR – another DSLR.
Referring to his works, he states:
“I believe that ‘the eye’, the inspiration, is the only thing that matters, it is less important what camera you use.
I like colors, harmony, contrast, symmetry… All my photos are post edited, have warm colors and vintage shades.
I enjoy ‘painting’ my photos and take the image where I want to, reshape reality and expose it as I see it. Maybe this explains my desire to experiment with digital collage“.
Horaţiu transforms a normal photo into a stunning result.
“I think that editing programs have radically changed the trend in photography and are very important for me. I cannot and do not wish to define my style… it is constantly changing and it will continue to change.”
Recently, Horaţiu “entered” the Instagram universe: “I don’t want to talk much about such a controversial topic for the ‘real photographers’, I just want to say that I was surprised at what you can do with a mobile phone and some photo editing apps”.
Here are some recent works:
All images © Horaţiu Lazăr
[Originally posted on May 8, 2013 on The re:art Facebook page; Revised for the current version].