“In 1993 I was a brave teenager, with enough curiosity to explore various caves around the Banat region with my colleagues from the Speotimis speology club. Then I discovered a world that had to be explained and talked about. But I realised that I needed a lot of time and far too many words to describe the underground scenery and I also realised I could do that much better using IMAGES. Before I knew it, it was 1997 and I had already begun communicating or telling stories using images in a professional way: Romanian National Television Timisoara. I enjoyed working there until I realised that the only school that could give me a chance to get to the next level was in Bucharest. The whole thing was beginning to mean more than a job to me. The passion kept me happy and safe in a city that is grey and upset. Working in the great national television (literally and metaphorically speaking) allowed me to experiment a bit of everything: news, reports, documentaries, TV series, travel shows, short films, entertainment shows and music videos.
After all those things then came the … desert. The West Sahara crossing in 2006 was a very important moment for me. I became a different kind of explorer, one that is more attracted by the simple but diverse beauty of nature and of the wild life. Naturally I found my place in the 2008 Wildlife Film Academy – this school connected me to the authentic values of working with images in one of the most interesting sites in the world: the South African savanna.
I try to find all the other places that are worth exploring in a lifetime in my hobbies: scuba diving, yachting, trekking and mountain climbing.”
Director of Photography