Street photojournalism in front of The Minister of Economy Romania.
Street photojournalism in front of The Minister of Economy Romania.

Vintage photojournalism in Romania during the Ceausescu era

Street photography on the 35mm film

Since I was very young I loved taking photos of people on the street.
Sometimes I went to photo-tours with my colleagues, sometimes I liked to walk alone and take pictures.
The world around and people looked different than they look like today.
The cameras were on the film, the digital cameras were not invented at that time.
Later, over the years, I scanned my photos on 35mm film as well as the 6x6cm film.

I like to look again at faces of children or the elderly.

People’s streets, homes and clothes in vintage photographs tell stories about the people around us no matter how many years have passed since I made these photos.

Street photojournalism on 35mm film *Calea Mosilor* Bucharest.
Street photojournalism on 35mm film *Calea Mosilor* Bucharest.

For me this picture is emblematic one, starting with hard work of man, finishing with those two naive and curios children.

There are not only two generations in same photograph, but also contains two different world.

A man riding his bike to office on a dirty inundated street.
A man riding his bike to office on a dirty inundated street.

Some photos, like the one above, get the vintage value over time

There are vintage photos and they have their value, but I prefer the realism of vintage street photojournalism

Child trying to catch some fish in the Dambovita River from Bucharest.
Child trying to catch some fish in the Dambovita River from Bucharest.

 

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