Sinziana Velicescu is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Film. Her photography explores human intervention with nature in landscapes that have undergone political, social, or environmental change. Appropriating architectural vocabulary, Velicescu disrupts everyday topography via careful composition to develop an elegant and humorous narrative to tell the story of place. Velicescu’s award winning series, “On The Periphery,” has been shown in galleries internationally and is now available as a hardcover book, published by Aint-Bad.

About A Tree Grows In.. – words by Sinziana Velicescu:

“A Tree Grows In..” is an observation of flora growing in unusual urban environments. Often, they are curious landscaping choices intended to beautify otherwise bland industrial or commercial spaces. At the intersection of the natural and man-made, the plants seem to find their own unique personalities against the constraints of the built environment, overgrowing and overtaking a space that was once defined for them – reminding us that nature cannot be controlled no matter how much we try to intervene.