Ausserwelt is a story about the end of human era, about the new “plague” taking over the earth and the rebirth of a new dark and bizarre world. My really strong connection to music inspired me to use the name of one of my all time favorite albums, which belongs to Year of No Light. The mood and story of the photographs are also influenced by some dark music playing in the background, such as Terra Tenebrosa, Lamia Vox or Altar of Plagues.
Who is Anca Mitroi?
I am a 25 years old photographer, based in Romania. For me, photography has always been a good exercise of improvising: it’s the playground where I can bring reality closer to my vision, break the boundaries between real and surreal. I mostly photograph people, because they offer me the flexibility to express myself better, but I rarely photograph them as they are in real life. I also love wandering around and photographing places which have a special and personal significance to me, trying to detach them from the context they’re placed in and expose them in a different light.
What inspires me most is music and in most of the cases it helps me re-model my ideas and give them a more coherent, but profound sense.
Leather masks by Pavel Vasilache: www.facebook.com/Pavelcrafts