Blog

A sporadic stream of thoughts, news, and updates.

Visual Story: Photowalk in Almada

May 14, 2022—
Visual Story: Photowalk in Almada
Today I went for a photo-walk organized by Street Photo Lx. We were quite a diverse pack, with film cameras, mobile phones, mirror-less photo camera, and, of course, me with my compact Fujifilm.

The fear of being rejected and other demons

May 11, 2022—
The fear of being rejected and other demons
As I already mentioned, I love portrait photography. That means photographing people.

Why are one-time-passwords so long?

May 11, 2022—
I do understand the need for OTPs (One Time Password). It’s a very easy way to confirm the identity of a user using a different medium. And the key here is the word confirm, because it’s not an actual password, just a simple way to confirm an existing authentication.

Liliana: Glowing in the light

May 10, 2022—
Liliana: Glowing in the light
Continuing the previous sets of Liliana, this one focuses on glow in the… not dark… but light.

A review of Fujifilm X100V after one month

May 9, 2022—
A review of Fujifilm X100V after one month
I’ve been passionate about photography for a long time now. That’s why I kept upgrading my gear every now and then, getting more and more heavy machinery for my photography adventures.

30 Days photography challenge

May 1, 2022—
30 Days photography challenge
It’s May 2022, and I’m excited to kick off my personal challenge: 30 days of photography, in which I’m comitted to shoot and publish one photo each day.

Back to the static blog

Apr 30, 2022—
It’s a sunny day, last day of April. I’m in a transfer van from Recreation, on my way to Budapest airport to get a plane to Lisbon. I’m looking forward to an even warmer Spring in Portugal.

Liliana - 30 Shades of White

Apr 25, 2022—
Liliana - 30 Shades of White
You don’t need 50 shades of gray to start a fire, 30 shades of white will do just fine…

A day trip in Badajoz, Spain

Apr 10, 2022—
A day trip in Badajoz, Spain
I live in Lisbon. Every three months I’m going on a road trip to Spain for administrative reasons, which is just a 3 hour drive wherever you are in Portugal. So, after returning from Brazil, found a day and went to have lunch in Spain with my friend Dylan.

My personal timeline

Mar 28, 2022—
My personal timeline
For a long time I felt like I’m trapped in a loop. I avoid publishing updates on social media (Facebook and Instagram) because I don’t want to grow their content.

Jericoacoara - The tropical heaven

Mar 28, 2022—
Jericoacoara - The tropical heaven
Jeri is a very intersting place in north Brazil. It’s in a national park, so most of the nature is very well preserved, and it has several weird traits:

Social week in Rio

Feb 13, 2022—
Social week in Rio
Alright, I failed to publish every friday because I completely forgot :)

Exploring Brazil 🇧🇷

Feb 4, 2022—
Exploring Brazil 🇧🇷
I’m not a blogger, I admit that. But sharing my adventures and epiphanies online seems more appropriate in a place not moderate by some company’s “community guidelines”.

The adventure of moving from Romania to Portugal

Jan 22, 2022—
The adventure of moving from Romania to Portugal
Many people asked me lately why did I move from Romania to Portugal. And even though it isn’t an extraordinary story, I feel it’s something worth sharing.

New Year's in Algarve

Jan 6, 2022—
New Year's in Algarve
Just came back from the second consecutive New Year’s trip to Algarve, Portugal. Last year we went to Lagos, so this time we went for a house in Vale da Telha, Aljezur. Which is basically still Algarve, south Portugal.

Bye bye 2021

Dec 30, 2021—
There’s one more sunset of 2021, and I’m aiming at getting some mind space for a retrospective of the year that passed.

A bit about me

Dec 7, 2021—
So I finally made some updates on my site to make it more appealing (for me, at least). Two main things are worth mentioning.

A pinch of Seville

Nov 14, 2021—
A pinch of Seville
Yesterday went on a little road-trip to Seville, because it was just 2.5 hours drive away, and because… why not?

You are your greatest treasure

Sep 10, 2021—
I often find myself getting involved into project, hobbies, jobs, relationships, adventures. Challenges of all types, from financial to finding time to meet with quality people. I love it and it gives me a sense of living a full life.

A touch of glamour

Jul 23, 2021—
A touch of glamour
At the end of July 2021 I had the oportunity to shoot Liliana, a magnificent person with a strong personality.

Getting into the artistic mood

Jul 10, 2021—
Getting into the artistic mood
I realized I now have over 8 thousands professional photos that I took over the last 6 years, of which I’ve published less than 200.

Revamped Catarina

Jul 1, 2021—
Revamped Catarina
I met Catarina in a photo-shoot organized by Carlos Loff mid 2021 in Lisbon.

The hook, the story and the offer

Feb 9, 2021
Started my day at 7am, to get on top of things and prepare a few Google Ads copy variation for my Ads meeting coming up soon. I see a lot has changed since I last ran my Google AdWords campaigns, now we have three headlines and two long descriptions. Moving up, I see!

Powering ON the marketing engine

Feb 8, 2021
Monday morning. It’s a quarter after 8. Dew drops give me the impression that it’s raining, but the sky is almost clear so I’m looking forward to a beautiful and sunny day in Lisbon.

Corona and storytelling

Feb 6, 2021—
It’s Saturday morning. I hear the raindrops falling on the window sill, while I take a sip of coffee. Another rainy day of Frebruary in Lisbon. It’s been almost two weeks since I stepped outside. Somehow, as careful and responsible I’ve been with hygiene, I managed to get the shiny new Corona plague that’s been going around. Around the planet I mean.

New year, new organizing tools

Jan 15, 2021—
It’s a new year, so a good opportunity to try out new organizing tools and techniques to improve time management and, of course, my peace of mind.

First post

Dec 27, 2020—
First post
It is a chilly evening in late December. I’m sipping Rooibos tea from a metal cup, typing on my my 2014 MacBook, on a round wooden table. Being a bit cold in the house, I turned on the AC to help out the two electric heaters. I don’t yet know how the electricity bill will look like, but it doesn’t seem to bother me that much. Not yet, anyway.

Erotic Deborah

Jul 19, 2019—
Erotic Deborah
Gipsy Deb is an Italian model that joined the Suicide Girls community in 2015. Thanks to Gabi Gogiu who got in touch with her and organized a photo-shoot, I got two full days of shooting with Deborah, also known as Gipsy Deb.

Rucăr Hilltop

Apr 4, 2019—
Rucăr Hilltop
I’ve been on this photo-shoot in 2019, as a collaborative effort between several photographers, me included. I’m not sure anymore, but I believe mainly Gabi Gogiu and Mihai Buta were the organizers who actually made a plan and saw it through. They got a nice big cabin in the woods near Rucăr, two models and so we gathered and started shooting. All day. Everywhere.

Human Touch

Feb 25, 2018—
Human Touch
Studio session with amazing Georgiana and the stories she could tell just by… being.

Winter Fantasies

Feb 24, 2018—
Winter Fantasies
Georgiana and Dumitru in a courageous winter day outdoor photo-shoot. Their freezing moments have not gone unnoticed, and this is what came out of it…

The Red Fabric of Life

Feb 23, 2018—
The Red Fabric of Life
Studio session with two gorgeous women, and one piece of red fabric. This is what came out of it…

50 Shades Of Leia

Jul 15, 2017—
50 Shades Of Leia
Studio session with beautiful Andreea, having her hair done as Princess Leia.

Warming up

Jul 13, 2017—
Warming up
This was the first session of a long weekend of photoshooting Andreea and Diana, so we have set up a studio and started playing with sceenes…

The Steamy Pool

Jul 13, 2017—
The Steamy Pool
This photoshoot was created by transforming a country house’s restaurant into an indoor studio, blacking out the windows, inflating a pool, adding lights and using a smoke machine.

Adam and Eve

May 29, 2016—
Adam and Eve
Recreating an epic scene in a meadow in north Romania.

Vulnerability

May 28, 2016—
Vulnerability
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”

Three Is A Crowd

May 27, 2016—
Three Is A Crowd
These were shot in a sunny and warm spring day, end of May, somewhere in northern Romania.

Early Kittens

Dec 10, 2015—
Early Kittens
Shooting Aisa in a cold december morning, in the mountains of the Carpathian mountains…

Samurai

Dec 8, 2015—
Samurai
samurai

A Touch of Madness

Dec 4, 2015—
A Touch of Madness
Playing in the studio with fabric, fake hair and a big carafe of lemonade…

The Abandoned School

Dec 3, 2015—
The Abandoned School
This was one of the first workshops where I started portrait photography…