The Magic of Summer on European Coastlines

Nostalgic freedom.

Lavinia Cernau is a self-taught photographer based in Transylvania, Romania, whose photographs—from the coastal scenes of Italy, Spain, Greece, and her home country—are bathed in summer sun. From behind the lens, Cernau frames the prosaic, capturing life in beauty and light by focusing her eye on the real-life moments one tends to overlook. “I’m very much into capturing the evocative pace of summer when it’s all about sensuality, skin, and sea,” Cernau says. “I guess the best way to describe my approach is that I document feelings.”

Each visual tells its own story, left to the eye of the beholder to interpret.


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