Wild places

I am pleased to present this time a series of portraits dear to me, with Gabi. Gabi you already know, I’ve taken her photos in the previous years. I was very happy when she told me she’s up for it, because i know what a great model she is, and it’s very easy to work with her. We got started with the idea of portrait on the beach at sunset sometime, given that both of us were free only after 5.30 -6. Said and done. At 6.30 in the evening, one day last week we met. We decided that we didn’t like to take pictures in front of everybody, so to speak, and Gabi would feel much better if we went somewhere more isolated. I previously heard only good things to Vadu Beach, so we decided to go there. Now when I look back I realize that these pictures could have been taken closer to home, in Navodari or even Mamaia. But we chose Vadu. Neither of us had been there before.

I’m mostly not sorry we went up there. The road was worth it. I promised myself to go there again in May this summer, at sunset of course, because the road there is superb. It’s long and twisty, unpaved, but it’s ok because you end up driving mostly on compact dirt, and not on rocks and pebbles. So it’s pretty much smooth, maybe a bit like rocking on the waves when you’re in a boat. Perhaps a bit more energic. But the view makes all the difference. I don’t know how to put it into words, but I hope I’ll get to show you soon.

Anyway, at the end of a long and twisted road we arrived at the beach. And to my surprise, knowing that the beach was supposed to be empty, it was actually full of people. So we ended up taking the pictures not on the beach itself, but somewhere nearby. Big mistake, I can say now, looking back. For an hour or an hour and a half, as long as it took us to take the photos, mosquitoes ate us alive. There were hundreds … we were followed by whole swarms. On the beach at the water’s edge – nothing.

Anyway, I hope it was worth it and I hope you enjoy the photos.
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Imi face placere sa va prezint de data asta o serie de portrete dragi mie, cu Gabi. O stiti pe Gabi, am mai pozat-o si anii trecuti. M-am bucurat cand mi-a zis ca vrea, pentru ca stiu ca e un model grozav, si e foarte usor sa lucrezi cu ea. Am plecat de la ideea de portrete pe plaja, candva la apus, avand in vedere faptul ca amandoua puteam numai dupa 5.30 -6. Zis si facut. La 6.30 seara intr-una din zilele saptamanilor trecute ne intalneam. Am hotarat ca nu ne place sa facem poze in vazul lumii, ca sa zic asa, si ca si Gabi s-ar simti mult mai bine daca am merge intr-un loc mai izolat. Si daca tot auzisem numai lucruri bune de Plaja Vadu, am hotarat sa mergem acolo. Acum, cand ma uit in urma imi dau seama ca pozele astea puteam sa le facem si mai aproape de casa, prin Navodari si chiar prin Mamaia. Insa am ales Vadu. Nimeni nu mai fusese acolo, nici Gabi, nici noi.

In mare parte nu ne pare rau ca am mers pana acolo. Drumul a meritat. Mi-am promis ca o sa mai mergem odata acolo in aceasta vara, neaprat tot pe la apus, pentru ca drumul este superb. Este lung si intortocheat, neasfaltat, insa e ok, ca in mare parte conduci pe nisip batatorit, nu pe pietre. Deci e  lin, poate cam ca leganatul pe valuri atunci cand esti intr-o barcuta. Poate putin mai brusc. Insa privelistea face toti banii. Nu stiu cum sa va zic in cuvinte, dar va voi arata cat de curand.

Oricum, la capatul unui drum lung si intortocheat am ajuns la plaja. Si spre surprinderea mea, care stiam ca e mai pustie plaja, era o gramada de oameni. Asa ca nu am facut pozele pe plaja propriu-zisa, ci undeva in apropiere. Mare greseala, zic acum, uitandu-ma in urma. O ora, sau o ora si jumate, cat am stat sa pozam, ne-au mancat de vii tantarii. Erau sute… ne urmareau roiuri intregi. Pe plaja, la marginea apei – nimic.

Oricum, sper sa fi meritat si sper sa va placa pozele.












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