"How much do you have to do to satisfy people who don't care anyway..." - Saul Leiter
When I photograph someone I try to find and reveal the hidden sides of that person. I think every human being has an ocean of himself on the inside. Surfing there you can uncover a new uncharted world. We are all born unique, but because of the society we live in, many of us feel the need to be less or different than they could be. And out of fear and guilt we choose to hide and lose ourselves in order to be accepted by others.
The body, the gestures, the expressions of the face are manifestations of the soul. I think that all that we do and express is driven by something that hides in our depths. What I want is to pull out a glimpse of this. I want to catch and show the special and unique sides of humans - those things, emotions, feelings that people want to deny it, hide, fake or simply can’t afford to see.
Note from the editor
They say that “everything you read, watch, listen, dream, is channelled into your pictures and most of the time they are Déjà-vus. The only problem is to know and carefully select what to carry with you, your burden in this wonderful and scary trip.” - from the Anti-Manual
Ruxandra is going beyond that and she applies with dexterity the “take the picture now, think later” which, for the undersigned, is the only way to find an original perspective, to explore and propose new ways of connecting with the viewer (the latter being already drown in the visual tsunami). - Michail
The Bulb Collective consists of photographers active in urban (and rural) photography with an expressive shift to include highly aesthetic and poetic images in their assignments.