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Fascinated with aesthetics and passionate about visual arts, Radu Carnaru (born 1987, in Romania) discovers his passion for photography the moment he buys his first digital camera, back in college.
Self-taught and ambitious, Radu finds that the path of fashion and glamour photography is the best way to express his feelings and starts gaining ground in a remarkable way, beginning to build his portfolio at the age of 21.
In 2008, he starts working as a web designer and photographer for a local media bureau and later that same year, enters the students photo club as member. One year later, he becomes founder and associate of a local photo agency.
After finishing the Politechnics University, with a degree in Systems Engineering, Radu travels to London to study at the London Academy of Media and Film, getting a diploma in Fashion Photography.
Currently based in Amsterdam, Radu Carnaru is constantly working to expand his portfolio, producing visually appealing photographs that reflect feminine beauty, while also maintaining an elegant touch.
Radu has won a number of photographic awards and been featured in many exhbitions, including the following:
December 2009 First Prize- “L’oreal - Romania, you’re beautiful!” National Contest
May 2010 First Prize - Nikon’s Fashion Photograph of the Month
August 2010 “Feminin” - personal exhibition - Vama Veche
March 2011 “Fashion” - personal exhibition - Timișoara
March 2011 First Prize - Nikon’s Fashion & Glamour Photograph of the Month
June 2011 “Moods” - personal exhibition - Timișoara
July 2011 July 2011 First Prize - Quantuum “Hot” National Contest
December 2011 Second Place - “Inspired” National Contest - Bucharest
March 2012 “Retrospectiv” - personal exhibition - Bucharest
April 2012 Runner-up Professional Photographer of the Year - London
May 2012 “Retrospectiv” - personal exhibition - Humanitas Gallery Cluj
November 2012 Photogenics 15th Edition - Calpe Gallery Timișoara
May 2013 “Beauty”- personal exhibition - PhotoArt Gallery Cluj
December 2013 December 2013 3rd Place Professional Photographer of the Year - London
Radu speaks English and Romanian.
Where are some of your favourite places to shoot in Amsterdam?
Jordaan, De Pijp and the NDSM Wharf.
Three words to best describe your style of photography?
Dynamic, visual impact, chromatic.