My name is Dragos. I am born in Bucharest, Romania in 1980 and live in Copenhagen, Denmark since 2010. This coincides more or less with the moment when I discovered this wonderful craft of photography. I watch day after day hundreds of images.
I love many kinds of photography. I love fine art photography because it express a vision. And my vision is to create a better world, in which there will be no more bad, ugly and disgusting things. I enjoy long exposure technique as it lets you capture timeless images, surreal photographic dreams. I love black and white processing because it reveals the soul of the things: the shape and the texture. I appreciate a landscape that capture the strength and beauty of the nature. I enjoy watching good street images that lets you make a
sensorial trip in the past or in a different parts of the world.
A lot of photographers were and are a great source of inspiration for my work: Henri Cartier-Bresson for his perfectly timed compositions, Steve McCurry for his ability to reveal the soul of the people he photographs, Ansel Adams for his immortal landscapes, Michael Kenna for his powerful black and white work, Michael Levin for his zen photography, Joel Tjintjelaar for his perfectly balanced architecture shots, Josef Hoflehner for his great cityscapes and landscapes. There are many more to mention here, as I follow every day the work of hundreds and hundreds of amazing photographers from around the world.
2013 - International Photography Award (IPA) - Third place in Architecture, Industrial category and 6 honorable mentions (3 in Architecture, Buildings category , 1 in Architecture, Industrial category, 1 in Architecture, Historic category and 1 in Fine art, Landscape category
2013 - Prix de Photographie, Paris - Bronze medal, Fine art/Architecture , Gold award, People's choice awards, Fine art/Architecture, Silver award, People's choice awards, Nature/Landscape
2013 - International Feature Photographers Competition, ViewPoint Gallery, Nova Scotia, Canada - One of the 12 winners
2013 - Sony Photography awards - Commended image in Architecture category
2013 - International Fine Art Photography Award - Grand Prix de la Decouverte - Grand Prix juror award of merit
2013 - Black and White Spider Awards - Nominee Architecture & Abstract categories
2013 - Best of CF , International Photo Salon, Braila, Romania - bronze medal AAFR , Monochrome category, honorable mention CF, Monochrome category and honorable mention Voltin, Color category
2012 - Samyang Romania contest - Winner of Architecture category
Images accepted in various international salons, organised under the patronage of FIAP and/or PSA
Portofolio features and interviews in: Adore Noire Magazine, Photo4All Magazine, Dodho Magazine
Images featured in Stark Magazine, Camerapixio, Lens Folio books, OnOne Collection charity book