The current project hosted on dailytutliputli.com is actually a BIG SELF-PORTRAIT of Raluca Roşu, at first not even intentional and/or conscious and now fully conscious and especially intentional (!). I talked about it every chance I got: interviews & all other sorts of press. Of course, this means that it encompasses many other sub-projects, some connected between each other & others completely independent. I am human after all, so you get many of my dimensions. Having assumed the status of a public person since 2012, I still like to think I control the quantity and manner in which I manifest my otherwise private aspects of my life into the PUBLIC SPHERE – be it InRealLife and mostly on the WORLD WIDE WEB. Important note: follow whatever speaks to you; we’re striving to deliver myself in the BEST & MOST HONEST WAY POSSIBLE.
What I cannot control are the interpretations & misinterpretations, the projections we all make. Most importantly, I cannot control being reduced to certain aspects of myself, based on people’s interests. For some, I will always be just that girl who does vintage & second hand good or the one with the cool styling skills & pics. The WOMAN, the feminist, the gender fluid person, the writer, the philosophy student, the activist, the artist, that girl who did not get over NYC and all the other layers & manifestations I have yet to discover or are about to be born through experiencing the world day by day.
Whenever I work with visual artist & female photographer extraordinaire Irina Gache, I discover exactly those new layers & manifestations I was just writing about. This time the result is a series of portraits exploring my relationship with myself and the inevitable contradictions and inner conflicts. The medium is not just the IMAGE. At a certain level, all of these words & reflections so far started from trying to introduce the photographs and end up becoming part of the self-reflection.The mirror is kind this time. Thankfully.
Irina writes as well. She actually sent me a poem for us along with these images.
“We stay, even when it hurts,
Photography by Irina Gache
Model, muse Raluca Roşu
Poem by Irina Gache
Text, styling & MUA by Raluca Roşu
A #dailytutliputli project with a female Romanian artist based in Bucharest
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