Cosmin Bumbuț and the last 100 Polaroids

For 15 years,  Cosmin Bumbuț worked as a fashion and advertising photographer for Elle, Marie Claire, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire and brands such as Coca-Cola, Marriott Hotels, Mercedes-Benz. At the age of 40, he decided to work only on the subjects he enjoyed most – photo essays about real people, who have impressive stories and an important message to spread. In December 2013, he moved into a camper together with journalist Elena Stancu and started travelling around Romania in order to work on long-form journalism projects. They tell extensive stories about today Romania through images and words on teleleu.eu,.

Also known for his Last 100 Polaroids project, amongst many other photographic work and documentation, Bumbuț will exhibit a small part of his instant film collection, shot on original Polaroid film, at EMOTION IN MOTION.

Interview by Cătălina Miciu

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Horia Brebeneanu: “Photography holds an emotional ace card that appeals to us all”

Horia is a long time analogue amateur photographer. One day he found a box type analogue Polaroid at a flea market. The camera was kept on display for some years, while he enhanced his hobby with a theoretic master in photography at UNarte. In 2011 he got the first pack of Impossible Silver Shade film and steadily instant film became the choice for keeping his personal photo journal. In 2012, his work was featured in a group exhibition organized by Impossible Project in NYC.

Interview by Cristina Hiraeth

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