A sporadic stream of thoughts, news, and updates.
My very first Netherlands experience took place in the past 4-5 days.
Gent (or Ghent) is a nice Belgian city with a rich history and very lively.
Day 0. Actually it’s already night.
Finally, the time has come!
A small set with Liliana, set up by Carlos Loff with an inflatable bed in his photo studio.
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.
As I already mentioned, I love portrait photography. That means photographing people.
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.
Continuing the previous sets of Liliana, this one focuses on glow in the… not dark… but light.
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.
It’s May 2022, and I’m excited to kick off my personal challenge: 30 days of photography, in which I’m committed to shoot and publish one photo each day.
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.
You don’t need 50 shades of gray to start a fire, 30 shades of white will do just fine…
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.
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.
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:
Alright, I failed to publish every friday because I completely forgot :)
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”.
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.
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.
There’s one more sunset of 2021, and I’m aiming at getting some mind space for a retrospective of the year that passed.
So I finally made some updates on my site to make it more appealing (for me, at least). Two main things are worth mentioning.
Yesterday went on a little road-trip to Seville, because it was just 2.5 hours drive away, and because… why not?
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.
At the end of July 2021 I had the oportunity to shoot Liliana, a magnificent person with a strong personality.
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.
I met Catarina in a photo-shoot organized by Carlos Loff mid 2021 in Lisbon.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Studio session with amazing Georgiana and the stories she could tell just by… being.
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…
Studio session with two gorgeous women, and one piece of red fabric. This is what came out of it…
Studio session with beautiful Andreea, having her hair done as Princess Leia.
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…
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.
Recreating an epic scene in a meadow in north Romania.
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”
These were shot in a sunny and warm spring day, end of May, somewhere in northern Romania.
Shooting Aisa in a cold december morning, in the mountains of the Carpathian mountains…
Playing in the studio with fabric, fake hair and a big carafe of lemonade…
This was one of the first workshops where I started portrait photography…