ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Destinations started after Alex and Andreea discovered the beautiful world of NFTs. After traveling for many years, they have a library of tens of thousands of raw images taken in all of the places they visited. A professional camera was always used, but until now, the high-quality images never served a purpose beyond a personal collection of illustrated memories.
In April 2021, they decided to create Destinations and prepared the first series over the next couple of months. Japan is the first place everyone will visit. Now this beautiful photography will finally reach others through this NFT collection.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
They are both artists, graphic designers, 31 years old, and are from Romania. Combined, they have more than 16 years working in the field of visual arts. They are also travelers (who isn't right?) and have visited more than 60 countries so far.
They were fans of blockchain technology for many years before, and when they learned about NFTs, they finally realized that the entire collection of Photography that they own could be used to create something everyone could enjoy.
Alex and Andreea first met in art high school where they got their degrees in fine arts. They went on together to the University of Art where both graduated with a degree in Design. Andreea also has a degree and a master's degree in Architecture, a Ph.D. in Geography, and Alex has a master's degree in Tourism (this is kinda boring so let's move on).
They started working together after finishing the university and at around the same time started traveling all over the world.
They carried a big DSLR camera with them everywhere and ended up with tens of thousands of beautiful images.
Andreea loves the outdoors (and chocolate cake!) so she can't wait to get out that front door and explore. Where, just like a mountain Troll, Alex prefers to stay away from the light of day. But following the famous words someone named Bilbo: “It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”, they both embarked on a long journey and went on many adventures together. Alex vowed to follow Andreea everywhere, to explore and grow together and in return, Andreea did the unimaginable. She actually watched the entire Star Wars series, like all of them, one after the other!
Meanwhile, they co-founded Graphicdome and Zeppelin Graphics and became top sellers on various creative marketplaces such as Envato and Creative Market where they sold more than 100.000 digital assets to other designers and businesses around the world. They used part of the funds to finance a life of travels, gaming, and a huge collection of action figures, toys, games, books, and all the geeky stuff you can imagine! (did I mention they have a beagle too ?).
Alex loves video games and geeky stuff in general while Andreea would rather practice various sports or extreme activities (like bungee jumping, skydiving, hanging off skyscrapers, kitesurfing, ... and walking the beagle) when she has the chance (she also loves swimming!).
Working online gave them the flexibility to explore other cultures and at the same time, to become more experienced in the art of design. In 2020 Noa was born and chapter 2 of their journey began. Having their hearts filled with love for the new member of the pack and also following the teachings of the Jedi and the wisdom of Gandalf, they continued to increase their crafting level every day, and now, they transferred all their experience and knowledge into the land of NFTs. They will continue to create and do their best to make the world around you a more aesthetically pleasing environment.
This is just a very short and introductory version of their journey through life so far. They are the parents of Noa, the lovers of art, adorers of nature, embracers of blockchain, and everything new and exciting. May the force be with you!