Friday, May 30, 2008

Euro 2008

I'm posting this minutes before jumping in my car to head out for Austria and Switzerland (1700km to go today and tomorrow), where I'll spend the next 4 weeks covering Euro 2008, the European Football Championship. For the group stage, I'll focus mostly (but not only) on Romania's national team.

I'll try to post on a regular basis.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


A young Aromanian girls is held by her father during the celebration of the Aromanian community in Romania, Bucharest, May 23rd, 2008. Aromanians are a people who originally lived South of the Danube river, descending of Latinised natives and Roman legionaries who had settled in the Balkans. Shot with my new toy, Canon's 5D.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Florin for Esquire

Now with the upcoming Euro 2008 (that is the European Football Championship in Switzerland and Austria, for those of you who were raised thinking football is a game where you keep the ball in your hands and run with it), Esquire thought they should do something involving football. Instead of the classical big shot profile, they went for the wannabe. So here's Florin, a 15 year-old kid who works like crazy to get to be a big player one day. I followed him for a few days on his crazy daily routine (wake up call at 6 in the morning, 4.5 hours on buses back and forth between practice, high school and home).

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


1.Bogdan Stamatin zipps up his jumper as the first drops of rain reach the ground, on a hill in Petrila, Saturday, May 10, 2008. His t-shirt represents the cover of Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother album, realeased in 1970.
2.Men drink and play checkers in a bar.