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Fotografia este manifestul meu antidot la urat

Fost ONGist, actual corporatist, am cochetat cu artele de copil.

Imi placea baletul si pianul si stateam ore in sir in fata televizorului cand nu stiam nici macar sa citesc pentru a urmari un concert de Craciun sau concertul de anul nou de la Viena.

Fotografia am descoperit-o acum 7-8 ani dar m-am gandit ca nu are sens achizitionarea unei aparaturi scumpe pentru a ajunge un nou bibelou numai bun de sters de praf. Avusesem nenumarate experiente de genul acesta, cand am luat scump ceea ce parea ca ar alimenta o pasiune si apoi am vandut la jumatate pentru a recupera macar cativa din banii cheltuiti pe o impresie. Impulsionat de fotografiile pe care le descopeream la un coleg de munca, am decis in noiembrie 2008 sa risc. Mi-am facut cadou o camera DSLR entry levell si asa a inceput totul. Am invatat metodic arta de a folosi o camera foto complexa stand la inceput cu manualul tehnic si camera in brate si exersand pe aparat ce invatam din manual. Abia cand am stapanit partea tehnica, am iesit pe strazi pentru a face poze. Erau poze si nicidecum fotografii.

Acum dupa ceva vreme in care am trecut la echipamente si tehnici mai sofisticate, imi dau seama ca am devenit un om mai bun datorita fotografiei. Ies pe strada si nu mai vad raul care ne inconjoara ci lucrurile frumoase ce ar da bine intr-o fotografie. Ma plimb ca si cum as avea in loc de ochi un ocular de camera, iar la fiecare clipit mai trag un cadru.

Fotografia ma reprezinta.

Este un mod de comunicare dar si de exhibare a sentimentelor, atitudinilor, parerilor sau impresiilor personale catre lumea intreaga. Este modul meu de a arata ca lumea in care traim are mult mai multe parti frumoase decat urate.

Este manifestul meu antidot la urat…

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-     First Prize – Photo of the month Nikon Romania Contest – July 2013;

-     Finalist at “Picture of the year 2013” at Nikon contest;

-     Official photographer at National Theatre Festival “Day & Nights” in 2013;

-     Third Prize – international Festival “Photo Week” – October 2014;

-     Honorable Mention – Monochrome Awards – International Black & White Photography Contest – Professional Photomanipulation category – February 2015;

-     Honorable Mention – Monochrome Awards – International Black & White Photography Contest – Amateur Photomanipulation category – February 2015;

-     Honorable Mention – Monochrome Awards – International Black & White Photography Contest – Amateur Portrait category – February 2015;

-     Exhibited in Lovre Museum – Paris 2015;

-     Winner Olympus Global Photo Contest 2015.

 

 

Interview for National television Digi24;

Published on Vogue Italy;

Published in 1x.com yearbook 2013;

Editor’s choice at ARTFreeLife;

Published on Fineart-Portugal.

 

Authorised lector and trainer in photography by the Romanian Ministry of Education with several classes of students formed until now.

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ONG and corporate employee, I flirted with the arts since I was a child.

I loved ballet and piano and sat for hours in front of the TV, before I knew even reading, to watch a concert of Christmas or New Year’s Concert in Vienna.

I discovered photography 7-8 years ago but I thought there is no point buying an expensive equipment, to get a new toy only good for mop it dust. I had many experiences like this, when I bought expensive, what looked like would feed a passion and then sold It half to recover at least some of the money spent on an impression. Driven by the photos I discovered to a work colleague, I decided in November 2008 to risk. I got my first entry-level DSLR camera and that was the start of everything. I learned the art of using a camera methodical, stand at the beginning with that technical user manual and with the camera in my arms and learning from practicing with the device what I read previously in that manual. After I mastered the technique, I went out on the streets to take pictures.

After a while, when I switched to more sophisticated equipment and techniques, I realize that I have become a better person because of photography. Out on the streets, I manage to not seeing the evil that surrounds us, but beautiful things that would look good in a photo. I walk around like I have instead of my eye a camera, and with every wink I draw a frame.

I am photography.

It is a mode of communication but also the exhibition of feelings, attitudes, opinions or personal impressions about and from the world. It’s my way of showing the world we live in a much more beautiful than the ugly world.

It is my manifesto antidote to ugliness.