Wednesday, December 28, 2011

here and there

on christmas day viv and i wanted to escape the "eat and drink like there's no tomorrow" atmosphere that major holidays usually bring with them around these parts and went out for a walk. we were in medias, my hometown, a quiet old burg in transilvania. if one would end up in this town on a sunday or a holiday, especially around midday, one might feel like having landed in a deserted place. we ended up going to a part of the town called greweln where i used to go quite often as a kid. it was all quiet and white and it reminded me of the winter season as i had known it as a child. i took some photos along the way and when i downloaded them, one of the images reminded me of another photo i took more than two years ago in new england.

i don't remember whether i was in vermont or new hampshire, but i remember that i took a wrong turn at some point while trying to find a shortcut on my way to an assignment and ended up on a narrow dirt road in the middle of a forrest. it was pretty obvious that i was going the wrong way, but that place was so beautiful and quiet that i decided to keep driving ahead. i was in no hurry so i took my time, stopped the car and took some photos. it was october 6th, the new england fall had just arrived and i had driven straight in the middle of it.

there's no epiphany in this story. it's just another unexpected link that the mind sometimes makes between two apparently unrelated moments.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

@ comana

i spent the last sunday of october with viv, biux, irina, bogdana and babicu (not in the pictures) picnicking at the edge of the forrest near the village of comana and exploring a nearby marsh. these are three of the photos i took on film with my canonet camera during that day.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


two frames from a film i exposed and developed last week. it was an expired 35 mm, 800 iso fujifilm.
the first is a potrait of my good friend andrei. the second came out square-ish because it was at the end of the film and only about two thirds of the frame were actually exposed resulting in an odd shaped frame. it's a photo of three friends walking on one of bucharest's old streets.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


i found this photo while digging into one of my hard drives today. not a great photo, but definitely a somewhat odd moment. it's also very mundane at the same time. i kinda like it because of that.
i took it during one of my wanderings that i used to take on my days off while i was living in new england.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

through the window

two frames from my recent trips to my hometown medias and to prague, in czech republic. i took the first one on easter day while traveling by train from medias to sighisoara. the second is from a few days ago while traveling by bus from prague to vienna, austria.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

light test

this afternoon i asked vivian, my fiancee, to be my model for a test frame. i was trying to find a good setting for a portrait of a couple that i want to make for a project that i'm involved in. in the end, as it often happens, the test frame was the best image i took on this occasion.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

exploring old bucharest

viv and i took a long walk on saturday and at some point ended up nosing around some old buldings located in bucharest's historic district. the area is generally referred to as lipscani district.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

eyeing the ham

i met this little guy at my mom's house a couple weeks ago.