Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012


photographing an art&collectibles auction is not exactly thrilling. it's actually plain boring in my opinion. but when one of the white gloved guys that handles precious paintings and other objects showed up on the stage carefully holding an animal skin, things got a bit more interesting and a bit more humorous.

snow in bucharest

snow arrived to bucharest late this year. i took these photos last week during a quick morning walk through downtown bucharest. it was the first snow storm of this winter.

Monday, January 16, 2012

a busy weekend

the very short story goes like this: many romanians took the streets in bucharest and in several major cities during this past weekend to show their support for an ousted official of the ministry of public health. for the most part the protests were peaceful, but on saturday and sunday after nightfall some of the protesters became more and more aggressive. the riot police had to intervene and from that point on things degenerated. street battles happened around downtown bucharest for several hours each night. people from all sides - angry youngsters, policemen, journalists, peaceful protesters and bystanders - got caught in a whirlpool of confusion and violence and some got hurt.
i was out taking pictures for the romanian news agency mediafax during both nights. below is an edit of the photos that i took.