THE FULL STORY
The first time I came in contact with photography was in highschool. At that point I didn't realize that this will be a lifelong passion, and fortunately enough, a career. It soon became just a hobby that I practiced from time to time. I played with the idea of street, landscape and product photography, but nothing stuck with me like the portrait genre.
Fast forward to the University years, I wanted to learn History and Archeology, hoping to become a history teacher soon after I finished. But life had other plans for me. I took a job in a technical field and I got on the 9 to 5 train. I strongly believe that humans are made to do more then that.
I turned my eyes to a highschool sweetheart, photography. Took a few courses and enrolled in YouTube academy. Soon I felt the need to quit my IT job and start my own business. After poking my head at a few geners of photograpy, it became crystal clear that I loved photographing people, so portrait it was!
Fast forward to present days, I am happy to tell you that I am a full time portrait photographer based in Bucharest, Romania. I own a small studio where I do all my portraits, and where I would love to meet and photograph you.
I like to think that my work is influenced by photographers like Platon, Peter Lindberg, Martin Schoeller, Peter Coulson, Felix Kunze, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Hurley, and other master photographers.
I want to leave you with this quote that I heard in a documentary movie about Platon, a quote that I strongly agree with:
"Taking a picture is very technical, but 99.9 percent is connection! ... Having your portrait taken is a collaboration, or a dance, or a battle, depending on how I am feeling that day, and how my sitter's feeling. Click!"
See you at the studio!