Romanian born and raised, I moved to the United Kingdom as a teenager where I completed my undergraduate and Masters in Finance and Investment from the University of York. My love of travel, adventure and thus photography started from my professional tennis playing days, where I would frequently compete in international tournaments. Even during my 12 years in the investment banking industry in New York City, I continued to explore and develop my style, with my camera never being too far away. With 83 countries under my belt, I am well versed in the planning of complex international schedules, as well as the multitude of cultures and customs that I have encountered over the years. I have been fortunate enough to have swam in Jellyfish Lake in Palau, hiked amongst the Moai statues on Easter Island, explored the local fish markets of Zanzibar, took a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara, captured the aurora borealis in Greenland and went hunting with the remote San tribesmen of Namibia, all with my camera in tow.
My passion for photography is not limited to just travel and landscape. I have also accumulated over 90 hours of flight time in small planes and helicopters, across multiple countries and I foresee no reason to ever stop. With sometimes months of planning the locations and flight paths, it is in the air where I feel most comfortable, with the conditions and subjects constantly changing in form and texture. My extensive experience in this challenging environment allows me to be really creative with my subjects, angles and abstract perspectives.
Detesting the concept of creatively standing still, I am always on the lookout for my next challenge, be it a new technique, a new way of capturing a subject or using new technology to produce a different look and style. I find it imperative for those at all levels of photography to always be looking to improve, to learn new skills and keep up with market trends as long as it does not compete with your core characteristics of who you are and what your vision is. I thrive when working under pressure and when the projects are complex in nature, with multiple moving parts. I am fanatical when it comes to the quality of my work, my dedication to achieving the clients vision and ensuring that I provide a professional and mutually creative environment for all that work with me. When not traveling, I can be found experimenting in my studio trying to create customized creative solutions that will be useful on future projects and shoots. I am obsessed with the concept of producing unique visions that capture the true essence of the subject in front of me. I live in Los Angeles with my wife Susan and my 2 cats - Foo and Smash.
I am a proud US Ambassador and Field Instructor to Phase One Cameras, shooting on the world's largest camera sensor - IQ4 (150 Mega Pixels) as well as a Global Brand Ambassador to Eizo Monitors.
Phase One, McLaren Automotive, Four Seasons Hotels, National Geographic, Nike, Richard Mille, Bing.com, G-Technology, Eizo Monitors, Mercedez-Benz, Alpa of Switzerland, Everclear Band, Howie Mandel, The Weather Channel, Singh-Ray Filters, Hoya Filters, Soraa Lights, Hoya Filters, Icelandic Glacial Water, Great Dane, Helicon Focus.
National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Forbes, ShutterBug Magazine, PDN, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, Business Insider, The Weather Channel, Readers Digest.
The Getty Center, Annenberg Center for Photography, Duncan Miller Gallery, G2 Gallery, Four Seasons Hotel (Shanghai), 825 Gallery, BG Gallery, Las Laguna Gallery, Keystone Gallery.