20070116

22-Dec-1998: Gara de Nord, musicians, Bucharest.

All these phots has been shot on 22-12-1998 from the central train station of Bucharest (Gara de Nord). All of them has been shot using 400 ASA film Kodak T-MAX pushed at 1600 ASA.
Interesting photos, aren't they?

22-Dec-1998: Gara de Nord, musicians, Bucharest, details.

It is very interesting to see some details of the previous photos. All these photos are cropped versions of the original photos in the previous post.

20070107

December 1996-1998: Time flies or time flies?

These photos are from Mavrovo city in Macedonia (FYROM) (1996-1998). As we see, nothing remains the same in time. Time flies like a fly. All the photos has been shot the same time of the year (December) but during different years (1996-1997-1998). Different years, different landscape, time flies!
The last photo taken winter 2007 (thanks: "bambolla" from Skopje).

20070104

July-2002: Unexplored Kea (Greek island).

We are in Kea island July-2002 and the greek album of Nikos Papazogloy "Haratsi" is playing from the CD-player of the car when I shot that photo.

Kea is an island which is located very close to Athens but it doesn't has mass tourism. A very interesting part of the island is the southeast which is completely unexplored (look the map).

I will not present an touristic article about Kea but I will present you some photos of the area around (where the original black & white photo was shoot).

This lighhouse is in the most south part of the island.

The road on the way to the light house.
The beach of "Kaliskia" (Καλησκιά), is an ideal place for free camping.

20070103

October-1994: A man selling shoes in Piata Unirii, Bucharest.

Piata Unirii in one of the central squares of Bucharest where this photo has been shot. Even though many years passed since 1994, I still remember that figure of that man trying to sell shoes in the cold. Under the bridge that we see the river Dâmboviţa flows. The negative of that photo was in horrible situation (under-exposed) and this is the reason that this photo doesn't have good tones.

28-Oct-1994: Gara de Nord,Bucharest.


Central train station of Bucharest 28 Oct 1994.

20070101

Jan-1995: Portrait of an old man in the train from Predeal to Bucharest.

January 1995: This photo was taken when I was traveling from Predeal (Carpathian mountains) to Bucharest by train. I have faced several difficulties in order to make this photo. Some of them were: the moving train, the low light conditions (noon), the black & white film Azomures at 100ASA and my old camera (Russian Zenit) without light meter.

I started taking pictures in June 1994 and in my house in Bucharest I had a small dark room for developing films/photos. I remember that for that photo I over-developed the film and this is one of the reasons that the photo has big grain.