Wednesday, December 12, 2012

last summer, in my home town

taken last summer during one of my afternoon walks around my home town.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012


the squash and the grapes are from our neighbors - nope, didn't steal them, they were given to us - the pear is from the tree in our front yard and the walnuts from one of the trees that line the roads just outside my hometown. fall is so cool around these parts. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


i found these two frames while going through some of my old film rolls. they are among my first attempts at photography and show my dad doing two of his favorite things: gardening and fishing. he passed away in '07 and while i wish i took more photos of him, i'm really glad i have these two.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

bucharest subway flooding

seemingly never ending rains have harassed bucharest for the past two weeks. for the most part the rains were annoying in their persistence and didn't cause much more than exasperation, but on friday evening the water curtain came down heavier than usual inundating some parts of the city. caught far from home i had to walk through almost knee high water on what hours earlier were perfectly dry sidewalks. at the piata romana subway stop i witnessed this unusual underground waterfall that you see pictured bellow. apparently the subway system is not waterproof...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

eyes eyes baby

i met this guy last month while on assignment. i was covering the romanian eurovision song contest and he's one of the artists that took part in the competition. i really wonder how the world looks like when you look at it through those crazy contact lenses.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

izvor park

i've just scanned a film and found this frame that i had completely forgotten about. i took it a few weeks ago while taking a stroll in a park near where i live.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

the soldier and the president

i took these two photographs on december 1st, 2011, while covering the national day military parade. the first one was taken right before the parade begun. the second one shows president traian basescu in the back seat of his limo getting ready to leave at the end of the ceremonies.

Monday, February 6, 2012

just a mess

even though this is a pretty common sight in bucharest, each time i pass by one of these things i can't help but wonder: "what the hell were they thinking?"

Friday, February 3, 2012

my neighbors' dog

i definitely don't have the best window view, but it sure gets better every time this fellow shows up for its morning survey.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

animal rights activists

these are images from two protests, organized by the same group, in the same location and with the same purpose. the first took place in december and the second happened last month. the organization's name is "cutu-cutu" which could be translated as "doggy-doggy" and it fights for animal rights. in this particular case these people were protesting against a new bill that, in an attempt to solve the stray dog problem that bucharest and other cities and towns in the country are dealing with, would allow the local authorities to euthanize the abandoned dogs that roam the streets.

in the end their and others' efforts led the romanian supreme court to declare the law unconstitutional.

note: the lady in the fourth image that looks like she was yelling was actually yawning. she did that every 20 seconds or so. i guess it was because the protest started quite early.