Street View Photography’s Top 10 : Romania
The moment I wrote this, Street View Photography page has got over 245,000 likes. When I found SVP on Facebook, about a year and a half ago, and started to post there, it had around 20,000 likes. Just feeling the potential and considering the good photos and photographers at that time and with many other regional pages around, I kindly asked David R. Prasser if it was a good idea to have a similar page in Romania as well, since I already knew some very good street photographers are ready to post images. After several virtual meetings on Skype, I started what is now called “Street View Photography Romania”, whose admin I am, Cristian Munteanu.
Even though our country is not a place where you can easily develop and promote yourself as a photographer, because the mentality of some people is still trapped in the communist years, and on the other hand because of chaotic constructions, gray tones of cities, these are the reasons for which Romania in general, and Bucharest in particular, is a perfect shooting range to learn street photography. This is mainly because it disciplines you, while interacting with suspicious people, it forces you to frame carefully while paying attention to cables, garbage cans, etc, and always looking carefully for those moments with strong emotions, which overshadow the not so appealing backgrounds.
SVP-Romania started with really good known photographers as Sorin Vidis, Hajdu Tamas, Vlad Eftenie, Mirela Momanu, Olah Laszlo-Tibor, Oliver Merce, Cosmin Munteanu and Dragos Alexandru, only to nominate a few. In time, many other street photographers began to appear, some even at the beginning of their careers, but are promisingly creating great images. We welcome and accept good shots made by all passionate street photographers from Romania, and also images being more documentary rather than street, only to be strong and with powerful impact and story.
One year later, with more than 2,000 followers, I decided to select 10 pictures (+3 honorable mentions) that we think are the most emblematic for our community. We apologize to everyone, who isn’t featured in this post, all of you are very good! However, for obvious reasons we were forced to limit ourselves to only 13 photos. We invite you to check our Facebook timeline and see all of them.
Nowadays we plan a meeting of Street View Photography Romania members, followed by a photo-walk and, if possible, an exhibition of the best photos posted through the year on Facebook page.
This is our first anniversary, but it’s not the last one! Hope you enjoy the photos.
#10 – „White cat, black cat” by Mircea Branda
#09 „Zebra crossing” by Dragos Alexandru
#08 „In doubt” by Cosmin Munteanu
#07 „Rainy thursday” by Olah Laszlo-Tibor
#06 „Too late” by Sorin Vidis
#05 „Has anybody seen my dog?” by Cristian Munteanu
#04 „Just a kiss” by Mirela Momanu
#03 „Red umbrella” by Vlad Eftenie
#02 „Chat room” by Hajdu Tamas
#01 „Spiderman jr.” By Oliver Merce
#11 „Jacques… Jacques Clouseau!” by Cristian Bulugea
#12 „Incognito” by Madalin Marienut
#13 „Lunch Time” by Sebastian Vacariuc
This content was created by the Romania community of Street View Photography for the community of Street Photographers.