Issue No. 5 – September 2014
Panasonic Lumix LZ30
“True to Horace’s quote ‘A picture is a poem without words,’ the most captivating part of taking photographs for me is turning a fleeting moment into a compelling story. I have been taking photographs since I was a preschooler and became quickly drawn to street photography. I was intrigued by the fact that the people you shoot will likely never come together again in that same composition.
Nowadays my photography is about making people mindful of little everyday special moments that many of us tend to overlook due to our busy lifestyle; a glance that puts a smile to someone’s face, a cool breeze on a hot summer day, or a ray of light piercing through the clouds.
This photograph of a Japanese couple holding hands in the Shibuya district of Tokyo was taken after I attended a summit and became lost amid the street frenzy. The beauty of this shot lies in the fact that it portrays one of the most complex human emotions – love and affection – through the simplicity of interlaced fingers and the composed, yet powerful facial expressions.”
Ana Prundaru was born in Romania and has lived all over Europe and Japan. A translator and legal advisor by profession, she splits her time between creative endeavors, volunteering and working. Her newest project is a children’s book, Roar to Friendships, that aims to raise awareness about endangered animals. Ana’s work appeared in Fjords Review, Haiku Journal, Toad, Feminist Wire and elsewhere.