I was born in 1956, in Bucharest, Romania, a country from “behind the Iron Curtain" in those times. Although my education was as an engineer, my passion for photography was formed in childhood. I held my first camera at 14 and I have been cutting out slices of reality with it ever since.
During the revolution in December 1989 I wandered the streets with my camera and took advantage of the chance I had been waiting for all my life. Romanians were free again and I couldn’t be less - resigning my job, I pursued the long expected career as a photographer. I spent eight years working for press agencies such as AFP, EPA, Sygma or AP and then moved towards commercial photography.
A different world with different rules. Working in my own studio was a huge challenge, but all this time, photojournalism kept whispering in my ear, beckoning me. So I started to travel.
Now I’m working only on personal projects, be fascinated by the culture and vision of the various people from all around the world.
And this very vivid image appeared to me. A schoolboy, 45 ago, skipping classes, wondering through his town, with his Praktica photo camera and some Orwo films in his pockets. And that’s who I will always be.