Photography Instructors

Catalin Anastase
Catalin Anastase was born in a family of artists coming from medieval Transylvania since 1660 and the historic Dobruja located in Romania .
Growing up with great adventure books by authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain or Rudyard Kipling, Catalin have an adventure travel spirit and an insatiable curiosity to visit places and to discover people and a taste for mystery. Funny enough, in the childhood his grandparents called him a kangaroo, because of his ability to jump higher than the other kids and to run faster, so looks like coming to Australia was a legit choice.
The dream of father artist wanting to escape in 1953 from the Romanian communist regime, was continued by Catalin here in the Southern Hemisphere, where he brought this legacy and his art in various exhibitions. He started photography in November 1987 with photojournalism and black and white portraiture
Always with the intention to create a story with the person in front of the camera, Catalin started this idea with one question in mind - What’s the story?
Catalin's dramatic interpretation in this image style, was influenced by his education in performing arts, as an actor, puppeteer and director.
Discovered in 1992 by British Journal Of Photography and headhunted to be featured in the prestigious magazine, he was invited in 1995 at the International Festival for Photography in Burghausen in Germany, to experiment and to exhibit portraits studies in a forum of professional photographers, enthusiasts and prestigious camera brands representatives, such as Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Minolta.
It is true that people are so busy these days(homo faber), but they are feeling happy and fulfilled when they find time for art (homo ludens).
We all need art, we all need to find ourselves and see ourselves in a creative way, this being important for ones self esteem and the meaning of life.
Catalin arrived in Australia, almost two decades ago after traveling extensively and exhibiting around the world, helping people to discover themselves and share their beauty.

MAIN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS

Sydney, Australia - Laser Moments - Exhibition at Art Moment Gallery - 2007

Sydney , Australia - Projection Exhibition at TAP Gallery for the book launch OPEN 24 HOURS - 2005

New Zealand, 2002-2004 - The Edge Gallery

New Zealand, 2001 - Newtown Gallery

New Zealand, 2001 People, Traditions and Events - Cameleon Gallery

The Art Museum of Constanta, 1997

The Festival for Avant-Garde Photography - Burghausen, Germany, 1995

The French Institute, Bucharest, 1995

BJP - British Journal Of Photography - 1992

Association of Fine Art Photographers, AAF Bucharest, 1991 - 1994 photojournalism, portraits exhibitions
PUBLICATIONS & EXHIBITIONS - selections

BEST EXPERIMENTAL PHOTO featured in BJP/ 1992
British Journal of Photography

FRENCH INSTITUTE / 1993

BURGHAUSEN PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL / 1995

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND/ 2001

THE EDGE AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND / 2002

ART MOMENT GALLERY SYDNEY / 2007
Upcoming Dates hosted by Catalin Anastase
Saturday the 13th of August 2022
Landscape & Nature Photography Meetup - Mosman - 10am - 2 hours
Landscape and Nature photography with a city flavour.
Discover the landscape around you and see it this time with a photographer eye. What does it mean?
It means to discover and to observe details in the landscape with elements that comes or hide depending of the Camera Angles.
Bringing a small tripod is essential.
Instructor: Catalin Anastase
$39pp     9 places left
Saturday the 27th of August 2022
Beginners Photography Class - Mosman - 1pm - 3 hours
In this beginner's class, we will be exploring Black and White Landscape photography and Macro Photography on Balmoral Beach where elements of sand, water, and stone are combined in a unique picturesque scene.

Nature is diverse and rather than just seeing what it has to offer in ensemble and large scenery, most of the time, close-up elements can rebuild the whole.
Ranging from marine themes to exploratory observation, we will travel along the beach and meet different nature elements with a new eye.

Bringing a small tripod is essential.
Instructor: Catalin Anastase
$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
 
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