Mina Teslaru Creates Modern Vintage Fine Art Photography With Coney Island Project

A New York City transplant from Romania brings new breath of life to Coney Island with art photography project.
Coney Island Carnival 5 x 5
Coney Island Carnival 5 x 5
NEW YORK - March 19, 2014 - PRLog -- Photographer Mina Teslaru moved to New York City from Bucharest, Romania in 2006 and soon after fell in love with Coney Island, a landmark that has been the center of her work for the past five years.  Mina spent her childhood in theatre, amongst preparing actors, dusty props, costumes, and most summers by the Black sea, capturing the world with her plastic panoramic camera.  She was fascinated by movies and cinematography.  Today, she enjoys framing the world in overexposed imagery that reflects the luminosity of her vision.  Upon seeing Coney Island for the first time in 2008, it was only natural that it would captivate her and inspire her to photograph it, and create “The Coney Island Project.”

The Coney Island Project has been a focus of Mina’s recent work.  Fascinated by the history of Coney Island, Mina was immediately drawn into the site of amusement parks and the old seaside historical resort.  Mina learned that the attractions of Coney Island reached their peak during the first half of the 20th century, and then declined in popularity after World War II due to years of neglect.  This was certainly one of her motivating factors to create her timeless vintage looking art photography of the seaside resort.  She was also greatly influenced by her childhood experiences of vivid vibrant colors of the cinema and theatre.  "Browsing through my repository of images, I started to be attracted by a subconscious theme running through the work that was induced by childhood memories of the Black Sea: an archive of nostalgic moments mapping my own displacement in the New World.  Roaming between panoramas and close ups, all the new, the lens of time over exposes the old glam in subconscious dreamscapes."

Mina’s other favorite landscapes to photograph include: dreamy beach photography, calm landscapes from her travels, and still life and nature such as close-ups of botanical florals.  Her photography art work is affordable and many of the prints carry a turquoise color.

Mina’s work has been featured in various publications & blogs.  Noteworthy mentions include: Inc. Magazine, Lucky Magazine,  Latina Magazine, Canadian House & Home, Homes & Gardens - British Edition, Apartment Therapy, Decor8, MocoLoco, Kate Spade NY, Design Work Life, Design for Mankind, Elements of Style, Iconology, and My Modern Metropolis.

Mina has worked with retailers Trader Joe’s and Urban Outfitter.  Trader Joe’s featured her “Ride The Sky” print on a greeting card and Urban Outfitters sold her Coney Island piece in their home décor section.

To learn more about Mina and her work visit her website at:


For more information, and for Gallery Shows contact:

Mina Teslaru, Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, and Visual Interpreter

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Or email her at: Mina@minagraphy.com

Minagraphy features large scale art, beach photography, Coney Island photography, large wall art, large scale photography & canvas print art photography now available.  Nursery decor, set decor, office decor, decorative pillows.  Also turquoise wall art and more.  Decorative throw pillows are now available.

Mina Teslaru

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