Ioana Vrabie

Even with all the advances in digital photography, there is something captivating about using film. It could be the fact that it requires a certain amount of patience and discipline, in a world that’s obsessed with instant gratification, or the fact that you only have a number of shots to use, making each one count.

Photographer Ioana Vrabie, who was born in Transylvania, Romania is known for her dreamlike multiple-exposure compositions that incorporate contrasting elements, reflecting the contrast she experienced growing up in communist Romania and capitalist Italy. She replicates and releases the same tension, by surfing the emotion (energy in motion) arising between two or more visual layers in her photographs. 

Her images are a manifestation of the calm restlessness of life, as experienced through a heightened sense of awareness.

She enrolled in the University of Arts in London in the mid-2000’s, graduating with a bachelors in Photography. She currently spends her time between Ibiza, Spain and London, United Kingdom building an archive of beauty through her lens.

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 Kali: Change, analogue double exposure, Ubud 2014

Kali: Change, analogue double exposure, Ubud 2014

 Roots Of Humanity, analogue double exposure, Ubud 2014

Roots Of Humanity, analogue double exposure, Ubud 2014

 Lotus: From Mud To Flower, analogue triple exposure, Bali 2014

Lotus: From Mud To Flower, analogue triple exposure, Bali 2014

 Sifting Through Life, analogue double exposure, Bali 2014

Sifting Through Life, analogue double exposure, Bali 2014

 We Need To Talk — God, analogue double exposure, London 2014

We Need To Talk — God, analogue double exposure, London 2014