On The Priphery

PhotographerSinziana Velicescu
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The images submitted are selected from my latest photo series, “On the Periphery,” which explores the aesthetic and utilitarian effect of architecture in and around parts of Los Angeles that are less visited by the general public. Minimalistic in nature and inspired by abstract expressionism and graphic design, it represents a coming to terms with my hometown by shooting subjects that I find beautiful for their vibrant colors and clean lines but are simultaneously devoid of obvious signs of life and exude a feeling of emptiness. The result is a homage to ‘The City,’ combined with a hidden desire to escape to another place or perhaps another time.

About Photographer

Sinziana Velicescu is a Los Angeles based photographer and filmmaker. Her photography is shot on 35mm film and much of it focuses on the interaction between urban decay, human life, and nature. A common theme throughout her photographs is the effect of the industrialized society, specifically dealing with traces of Communism in Eastern Europe and of the American Dream in the United States.