Vlad da Cunha works within the documentary tradition of photographers such as Eugene Atget, William Eggleston and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Adhering to a strict documentary ethic, capturing images exactly as they have been found and without any interference with the representation of reality, Vlad seeks to create imagery that is simultaneously aesthetically, emotionally and intellectually compelling.
His fine prints depict the architectural and social landscape of the city - buildings, industrial sites, and the evidence of human presence in the urban landscape and the disconnection between him and the personages represented. However, Vlad is equally intrigued by the eeriness of unoccupied sites. His photographs provide a visual lyric that stirs the hearts of those who view the images as well as informing their intellects.