Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Greek Model

Tens of thousands of public sector workers demonstrated in Bucharest against proposed austerity measures. Last image: Marcel Hoara, a politician from the ruling party, is escorted by the police while an angry mob tries to attack him.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010


Decat O Revista is an independent magazine that I contribute to. For their second issue, they came up with this crazy idea of a fashion shoot that combined expensive designer clothing with shaorma, a Middle Eastern sandwich wrap, a type of fast-food that tends to be very popular in Romania, especially within the working class. I guess this was my first fashion shoot. Weird as it may seem, it was a lot of fun. And very tasty.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Freelance Conundrums

I've recently quit my steady job at Mediafax, after working for them for about four years. It's been great for what it was, I am grateful for the confidence they have always shown me and I am positive that it still is the best place to be in, for a news photographer, in this country.

Nevertheless, I felt it was time to move on. I hope to stray a little bit from news photography and devote more time to working on stories and perhaps improving the way I make portraits. This freedom I now enjoy does not come without a price, of course. Freelancing - some down-to-earth friends call it unemployment - brings up a challenging conundrum: how do you shoot what you like and at the same time keep paying your bills on time? Hopefully the answer to this question will not prove to be too painful.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Strongly Recommended: Carry Me Ohio

This is a lovely book by a great photographer, Matt Eich. Here's how you can get one of these limited edition books. Keep in mind that a way to promote great photography is to support each other's work.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010


Each year on May 1st, a lot of rockers, punkers and basically everyone else in Bucharest who's got nothing better to do heads for Vama Veche, a small village/hip resort on the Black Sea coast. I went there to photograph the crowds for DOR magazine. Shit hit the fan when people started a bonfire competition. It's the first time I have seen a bar floor pulled apart and set on fire.

A Moment in Time. My Contribution.

Here's my contribution to NYT's project called "A Moment in Time". Mircea Mitran, 77 year-old, plays with two of the kids in his herd, in the village of Limanu, approximately 260 km SE of Bucharest, Romania.