My name is Ana-Maria Rusu, I live in London and I practice architecture.
I am a self-taught photographer, I shoot digital and film photography. I am usually drawn to colours, randomness and details.
My relationship with the city I live in is a love-hate one. I enjoy the endless opportunities it offers in terms of cultural life and activities, but the lack of sun and the superficiality of inter-human relations have me dreaming of sunny kissed lands with warm, kind people. My body is here but my mind is somewhere, down south, closer to the tropics.
I became seriously interested in photography in 2009, photographing daily ever since. I am constantly exploring ways to visually express myself. As I am a versatile person I found easy to experiment different mediums and types of photography. During this never-ending journey I learned that I am most interested in documentary, people and architectural photography. I have been trained in architecture, shapes are part of my being and the why of my interest in this type of photography.
On the other hand I enjoy very much the spontaneity of the moment and the little details, one would find ordinary, that in a second come together in a supreme perfection. Photographing people allows me to capture these precious moments, which most of the times become documented stories.
I am currently residing in Rome, Italy. My stay here will soon come to an end as I will return to London in a few months time.