Romania is still home for thousands of species of animals and plants across its various geographical regions. Much of its wildlife resides in the deep forests, the lungs of this country and a huge metropolis for habitats.
What is "The stories from the Carpathian Mountains. An incursion into the world of Romanian forests.” project?
In my project called "The stories from the Carpathian Mountains. An incursion into the world of Romanian forests” I want to present the beauty of the Romanian Carpathian forests, in which animals and plants still live by themselves in perfect balance.
Unfortunately, as witnessed from recent pictures, a number of species and habitats are endangered because of the interfering human activities. Some plants and animals are so close to extinction that it’s only a matter of time before we only hear about them from books.
Although we are seeing a seemingly large amount of wilderness through the lenses of many photographers, the reality is that we are seeing continuously mounting pressure on many species and habitats due to human activities.
As a nature and wildlife photographer I want to portray the beauty of nature in all her complexity. And I feel obliged to stimulate a more responsible attitude towards the way we treat nature and why we should protect her.
The purpose of this project
I want to turn this project into a manifesto of the forest itself: “I am endangered! Human, please try to not hurt and destroy my ecosystem!” and hope to inspire the reader to engage more deeply with nature and to understand the estorick responsibility We Share globally.
The main reason I started this project is to show people how beautiful our forests are and how important is to keep them without unnecessary human intervention.
The results of this project
After all this time in the field (one year and a half), my results will be:
- A documentary book which will present the forests and their residents
- Exhibitions and participation at events
- Presentations for students about our beautiful Carpathian forest
The costs for this project
All the amounts will be used for covering the transportation to and from the areas I want to photograph, the cost of food, the accommodation (whenever shelter is required) and the fees required by the administrations of national parks.
- 35% - transportation;
- 30% - food;
- 20% - completion of the equipment;
- 10% - accommodation;
- 5% - taxes to national parks administration.
Samples of my work*These photos will not be included in the book, they are just samples of my work.
#1. Cozia National Park, Valcea county (virgin forest included in UNESCO)
#2. Ceahlau National Park, Neamt county
#3. Bison in Bison Hillock - Tarcu Mountains, Caras-Severin county
#4. Chamois in Cozia Mountain, Valcea county
#5. Owl with a mouse, Tarcu Mountains, Caras-Severin county
#6. Little purple flower in the snow, Faget forest (IUCN IV), Cluj county