Now abandoned, Fantana used to be one of the most prestigious bathhouses in Romania.
Armed with her camera and tripod, in 2018 the fine art photographer Gina Soden snuck into the derelict space to capture the calm grandeur of the once magnificent building. This desire to uncover the beauty and in forgotten locations is at the heart of Gina's photography.
Based in London, Gina travels widely to undisclosed sites throughout Europe and explores the boundaries of beauty, decay, nostalgia and neglect. The genesis of each piece is often the unique architectural character of each location, heightened by their painfully slow transformation after years of abandonment.
Gina Soden is an award winning photographer. In 2018 she was the Rise Art Artist of the Year and Photographer of the Year. In 2016 she was a Finalist for the Sky Arts Master of Photography TV competition. She has been awarded Emerging Artist of the Year with National Open Art and Finest Work on Show at the Photo Art Fair. In 2013, she won Weston Parks Fine Art Open Competition.
Gina's work is collected by numerous corporate and private individuals including: in London by The Ned, Groucho Club, Goldman Sachs, Century Club and Home House, as well as the Hoxton Hotel in Paris and Soho House in Amsterdam, New York and Barcelona.