Avocado Cream Spread and a Sneak Peek of my Tableware Collection

This avocado cream is the perfect recipe for your breakfast because is so simple to make. It has a light consistency that you can pair with cheese, radishes and mix of your favorite seeds to sprinkle on top. It's quick to make and keeps you full till lunch. I always love to make out of breakfast a thoughtful ritual with good, simple ingredients to enjoy each morning. And so this expression of simple pleasure of life couldn't be better paired than with my recent tableware collection I created for my artistic acts.

Since discovering sculpture at SCAD I've been experimenting with getting my hands dirty and building my own small sculptures. I'm always interested in exploring other disciplines, and sculpture has opened my eyes and mind a lot with its practice, much more different than photography's. And so, in the past months I've been working on a small handmade collection of organic tableware to use in my photographs. As a photographer I've always stumbled upon beautiful props to use in my photography, however not always they have represented exactly what I've looked for. By bringing my ideas to life through objects created by myself, I gained a better appreciation and involvement in the creative act and been able to fully capture the mood I was envisioning for a certain story. Thus, this tableware collection inspired by raw materials has an innate, real beauty with a tactile focus. These are now my obsession and simple props to laid out in any photograph, and you can spot them also here! Happy summer!

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Communication Arts 57th Photography Annual Competition Winner

It feels amazing when you receive good news, and today I'm so over the moon to finally be able to share this good one here. I'm so honored to have my photograph Shore, from the series Expressions Around the Table, selected as winning photograph in the 57th Photography Annual Competition held by Communication Arts. The selected projects, among which my award-winning photograph, will be reproduced in the July/August 2016 issue of Communication Arts, both in print and digital editions (more than 34,000 copies of the issue will be distributed worldwide). For my winning photograph I will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, that I will soon share here with you all. I'm so proud to represent SCAD with this work in this prestigious competition!

Published each July, the Photography Annual incorporates special reproduction techniques developed by CA, including quality 200-line color separation and printing on premium 70 lb. coated paper by one of the finest printers in the United States.  Of the 4,024 entries to the 57th Photography Annual, only 137 were accepted, representing the work of 127 photographers, making the Photography Annual the most exclusive major photography competition in the world.

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Lyrical Exploration of Znojmo, Czech Republic

It's amazing how seasons and culture nourish the human spirit! Traveling asks of us to pay attention, to enjoy more, to forget about the daily life and open up our curiosity and love of life. I love discovering new places because it gives me that sense of being more present and seeing more of what is around me. It also cultivates my capacity for creative acts and elevates my spirit. And thus, seeing for the first time Znojmo, a marvelous historic town in the Moravia, South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic, incited me to start exploring the presence of history and calmness of this town.

Historically a fortress, Znojmo has a breathtaking panorama, aromatic wines and a lot of history. While here you must see the Saint Nicolas Church, the Town Hall tower, and the Dyje River valley and the medieval city walls, the Romanesque Rotunda, the Catacombs, and roam around the beautiful squares and narrow streets. Enjoy discovering all this in my film and photographs that explore the beauty of this medieval town.

Czech Bar Znojmo Gabriela Iancu Klacelova Street Znojmo Gabriela Iancu Old Houses in Znojmo Gabriela Iancu Znojmo City Walls Gabriela Iancu Znojmo Dyje River Valley Gabriela Iancu