First place, Abstract Category

Maja Strgar Kurecic

Title: Other Worlds

About the series:

This photographs are from the “Other Worlds” series

In the intimacy of my room I dive deep into the unpredictable, hidden world of colors and liquids. While trying to capture the unstable forms with my camera, I’m searching for Other Worlds. Although in reality these worlds are squeezed in my kitchen bowl, I imagine them as new planets in the vastness of the Universe. For me those photographs represent a search for broader spaces, wider horizons, and a proof that even between the four walls of your room you could travel far with your imagination.

I created these images from water, paint, oil and other liquids that came under my hand. I began experimenting with different liquids and colours, developing a unique process of melting ice blocks and mixing it with oil and water. It has taken two years of perfecting and refining this process to succeed in making these photos. All photos are taken with Canon EOS 6D camera and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens. No processing was used. I used Photoshop only to transfer photos from the raw format.

This is an ongoing project started in 2017