Catalin Anastase started photography in November 1987 with black and white portraiture and light painting photography, adapting it in a glamorous way to people and still life.
The portfolio was developed with a dramatic approach for fine art portraiture and mysterious light painting mood shots. He started exploring this technique since 1990 and proudly featured in British Journal Of Photography in 1992.
Creating the metaphor and the concept of BLACKLASER IMAGES from the combination of different light sources he further developed the laser-look style using light painting photography techniques such as lighting directly to the camera or illuminating the subject directly.
Catalin's training in performing arts, as actor, provided him with a theatrical style in his experimentation as a Light Painting Photographer, that's why he choses this medium.
His dramatic interpretation of imaging style is personified by mood in almost all his images of light allowing him to explore 'Laser Nudes' and 'Laser Still Life' as his main artistic projects.
In 1995 Catalin exhibited body light painted images at the International Festival for Photography in Burghausen.
The festival principal theme was “Old Things in a New Vision” where he exhibited for the first time the light painting photography technique with a female body.
His research for a different style in photography and an alternative approach to "shy people", lead him to a new understanding about how to obtain more confidence in a portrait and how people can be helped to accept and love themselves.
The photographer and the model are connected through a light beam, scratching the dark to create a new image.
Catalin has exhibited light painting and black and white photography throughout the world currently in Sydney, Australia to Help People to Discover and Share their Beauty.
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
Auckland, New Zealand, 2002-2004 Laser Nudes - The Edge Gallery
Wellington, New Zealand, 2001 Laser Nudes - Newtown Gallery
Masterton, New Zealand, 2001 People, Traditions and Events - Cameleon Gallery
The Art Museum of Constanta, 1997 - nude
The Festival for Avant-Garde Photography - laser nudes in Burghausen, Germany, 1995