About the Book
I was always intrigued by photography but have been pursuing it in a more serious way since 2008, when I began visiting the remote villages of Romania more often, in a quest to meet genuine people and hear their stories. I’d like to believe that through my 'photo-telling’ I share with others bits of my travel experiences and sincerely hope my photos will stand the test of time and remain as testimonials of a way of life that is slowly disappearing.
Here in this album, I have stitched together a dozen years of memories represented in photographs that I have taken across the country, meant to capture the essence of Romania as I have seen it through my lens and felt it in my heart.
I have been in love with my country for all my life. All the trips that I made during my childhood helped me feel this way. I did not miss any opportunity to discover new places or to revisit some that were already dear to me. I have met people, I have entered a little in their lives and I have listened to their stories. I discovered photography many years ago. Through my camera, I managed to bring home a bit of what I experienced on my trips and share with others what I saw and felt. In time, I have been slowly drawn into the life of Romanian village. I like, first of all, its people and the traditions that, fortunately, are still preserved in some places… I like to think that my pictures will be able to keep some of its charm, the charm of the Romanian village. I invite you, to come with me into this wonderful world, to see people, lights, old habits.