Madalina Iordache-Levay and the making of photography

“I don’t take photographs, I make them.” – Madalina Iordache-Levay
Madalina Iordache-Levay has created through her art a surreal and thought-provoking world: it is made of light and shadows, colors and emotions, symbols, metaphors, dreams and nightmares, visions from the corner of the eye, fairytales and everyday stories, written for you, for herself, for whoever wants to pierce the surface seeking for a meaning.

"My images start and end as photographs. Each image is composed of many photographs, combined to create a picture that is no documentary recording, but a frame in a story, a snapshot of an image lit by imagination, by memory, by thought. I am using modern techniques (computer processing) to achieve these results, some of which are similar to darkroom processes, others – with cutting and pasting for collating, and others – with painting and drawing. Each image is sketched, researched and planed in detail before shooting. The postprocessing is a long phase that takes much skill, determination and energy. Each image may take anything from several weeks to months from concept to final details." said Madalina Iordache-Levay

Born in Romania in 1982, Madalina Iordache-Levay now lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is a freelance graphic designer and a gallery artist represented by James Schot Gallery.

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