How old are you?
18 years old.Where do you live?
Bucharest, Romania.How did you first came up with the idea of taking pictures?
Ever since I was a little kid I was interested in visual arts. I was drawing a lot! My interest shifted from drawing to photography when I was about 13. When I was almost 15 I asked my parents for a DSLR. I got a Canon Rebel XTi as a birthday gift and bought a Canon 7D in 2011.What lenses do you use?
I mainly use a 50mm f/1.4. I also have a 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 and EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6.What about lighting?
I usually work with natural light and a reflector.How do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in songs, experiences, movies I like, fashion magazines, people that surround me or I notice... I believe anything could be a source of inspiration.What do you like to photograph?
People, concepts and framed ideas. I prefer to bring my vision to life rather than capture spontaneous photographs.Styling/Make up/etc?
When needed, it's very important to work with talented people. I usually have an idea of what I want from the shoot and make sure the people I work with are familiar with the concept. A photo shoot is a team work after all, but as a photographer, you have to be able to direct everybody.What role does hard work play in your photography?
An extremely important one. In order to achieve a specific level you need to work and experiment. And I am still doing that. Trying to work out my potentials and get better. Nothing comes easy, especially in the begging. I save the money I could use to buy anything else for props. And that could usually means props and clothes that I could never use besides my photo shoots (haha).Do you edit your pictures?
I think every picture needs a touch. One of the reasons I love photography is that there are no limits. You can do everything you want to express something. I do that with my camera and a help from Adobe Photoshop CS5.How long does it take to edit one photograph?
It really depends. From 30 min to 1 hour, or even longer. But ideas may come in a longer period of time so I don't like to be in a hurry.Did you take any photography classes?
I was part of a class, but couldn't be there every week. I am more like a self taught.Do you think you are talented?
I couldn't tell, I would rather call it a blessing, or an inclination for image.Who are your models?
Friends, professional models or clients.Can I be your model?
Yes, you can. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we could discuss the details and the rates.
*updated on 28 december 2011