Saturday, July 23, 2011


oh dear...
I haven't been lazy at all but i wasn't just as lucky.
Here are 2 previews of two shootings that are almost ready for display. Almost...
And i've added another picture of the days i was a half-red-head just to motivate myself to paint some more (i've been doodling lately in lunch breaks but the results are always dull.)

I'll explain it all once i'll post the real photos - As usual there are Models, Makeup, Hair, Set Design, Location, Hand Painted stuff and the rest of the story... i'll say it all with the rest of the pictures.

And this one is part of a mono-light double shooting experiment (yeah.. shut up already)

oh - and the red alert:

That's it for now. Have a great weekend. I'll go busy.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Take a moment. Save your skin.

I didn't manage to come up with new photos of the final painted sofa exposed in the Ebenist Maler show @ Atelierul de productie.
As i was mentioning below - it's long story about a place where you feel safe enough to save your life and (in case you want to change it all) leave your old skin and start anew.
It's how i try to live, being ok with what i've done during the day - so i can confidently save the progress. If i'm not.. .i'm ready to leave the skin out and... try again.
Here are two small videos of the expo with great art from the artists included in the show. It was a gread pleasure to be surounded with amazing people.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Cotton Candy Asylum

Here are some other photos I've been waiting to get done/clearence. It was a fun shooting - lots of quick calls and since i love colors - i had a good time smashing the gamut. 

Models were romanian fashion blogers - Ioana Liliana Gheoghe & Iulia Burtea. Check them out:

The rest of the magic team si listed below. Always a pleasure to work with Diana Ionescu (Makeup) and Anca Macavei (Hair style) as well as meeting new people on each shot. 


There's so much to love about the charmingly pretty Manoush clothes that we dedicated our entire attention to them for this shoot.
For this session of pictures we envisioned an atmosphere within the boutique that at first sight seems detached from a fairy tale, very much dominated by pink, candy, muffins and colorful fashion items. Discreetly flirty, boldly feminine yet childish models, in a dazzling cultural blend and absolutely charming setting induced a surreal atmosphere but with a reminiscent of a vaguely ominous magic for our manifesto.
“It was a fairy tale, no fooling. It was unreality becoming real. This frightened her. Because people don’t care for unreality becoming real. It pricks their well-fed minds, you see, with something like a hunger pang. They prefer the logical stuffiness of expectancy. It is only at certain times that they weaken, letting imagination in.
That’s the time to get them.”— Richard Matheson
Blending elements of the romantic and boho style, promoting an unconventional, free spirit with no imagination boundaries we ended up in an exquisite experience of a fragile territory that swept us right into the heart of a fantasy world. It is an intimate and immersive inner exploration from the models staind point, a sort of otherworldly, dreaming calm expressed euphemistically via photography.
<Cotton Candy Asylum> is sweat, fashion implosion and the match point.

Les Poupees Manoush - The One Magazine Romania

Fotograf Andrei Fantana
Modele Ioana Liliana Gheoghe, Iulia Burtea
Make-up Diana Ionescu
Coafura Anca Macavei
Concept Medina Pop
Vestimentatie Manoush
Locatie Magazin Manoush, Baneasa Shopping City

making of photos here

Friday, July 01, 2011

Retro Adventures

From Natura Elena

There is magic in the preparation in anticipation for something.
I've been working on these photos for a long time now and doing so I’ve come to love some pixels, here and there.
I've spent my time with the model tuning the light on each shoulder, on each wrinkle on each hair for days. She was my lover for past months and she has no idea.
Yet it’s more than that. I’ve com e to love my team and the time we take to buy flowers for the hair, the hours of makeup, the pushing of furniture around and the authentic vintage clothes, the constant movement of lights and the drive… there is a drive for complex beauty – I love that.
She’s been waiting for these photos. I’ve been waiting to post them too. And I did my preparation.
In the shot she was waiting for … him. And I hope people take the same kind of effort in the preparation of a simple moment, I hope elegance and femininity and all these rules that we don’t seem to need for our survival still hold some ground in some minds, in some hearts.
Authentic waiting brings along timeless moments.
Enjoy... and wait for more