Irina Iacob's pictures showcase a fascination with the human figure and urban settings. A tireless photographer of beautiful people, industrial backdrops and a combination between nature and decay, 26 year-old Irina currently resides in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where she studied Theatre and Television at Babes-Bolyai University's Faculty of Theatre. However, after graduating, her passion for photography took her in another direction. Her love of theatre has remained one of her chief interests though along with cinema, music and, of course, photography. She currently works in media monitoring, but earns money on the side as a wedding photographer. To find out more about Irina and what inspires her, we recommend reading her interview below.
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Bernhard Geier's photos, most of them taken in his native region of Salzburg, Austria, showcase nature at its most mysterious, hidden between banks of mist, clouds and snow, forever out of reach and unknowable. The 36-year old Austrian believes he was blessed to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world and he is constantly inspired by what he sees around him. He works in the printing plant of a local newspaper in the pre-press sector, where he also has the chance to use his favorite photo editing program - Adobe Photoshop. While photography is his main passion, Bernhard also enjoys reading and gardening and is a fan of most music genres. To see the amazing photos Bernhard has chosen to share with us and find out more about him, we recommend reading his interview below.
Bucharest-born Oana Roxana aka Yuuza, already has a loyal following on deviantART. Her illustrations combine an Asian inspired drawing style with themes taken from Romanian stories and legends. They show a talent for decorative art and a great attention to detail. Her drawings don't just focus on the figures and characters, but all that surrounds and represents them from clothes patterns to backgrounds and stylized scenery. Her work brings a fresh and modern perspective to Romanian folklore. When she's not working on her original illustrations, Oana amuses herself by making flash animations and drawing fan art. To see Oana's beautiful work and find out more about her, we recommend reading her interview below.
Andrew Shoemaker, Nebraska-born but currently residing on the Californian coast, wants to travel the world and capture its beauty through his viewfinder. For now he has started closer to home. His seascapes, showing a bright, vivacious world of Californian beaches and Hawaiian paradises, have already gathered a large number of fans. Originally an automotive technician, he’s branched out into photography professionally and hopes that one day he will be able to exhibit his work in galleries. The 31 year old enjoys the great outdoors, is very active and enjoys hiking, fishing and exercising. To find out what inspired Andy to get his first DSLR and enjoy his stunning work, we recommend reading his interview below. This is a theme not to be missed out on!
SSquared-Photography, the duo of Poland born Slavo Janowski and Italy born Stefano Canali, are a self-taught team of photographers currently based in Ireland. Their new home with its beautiful scenery and haunting shores not only brought them together as artists, but also provided fuel for their inspiration. They’ve developed a business from their passion for photography and are the proud honors of a small studio that offers prints, web design solutions as well as artistic and commercial photography. They love taking long exposure shots and want to bring unique and creative imagery to landscape photography. To find out how the duo came together and have a look at their beautiful work through a Windows theme, we recommend reading their interview below.
Maria Galea’s photographs show a keen eye and a sensitive nature hiding behind the viewfinder. Although she’s only 18, Maria, originally from Malta, shows great potential and an enthusiasm for learning new things and improving her technique. Her chosen subjects, often flowers and waterscapes as well as portraits, showcase a budding talent that is just beginning to shine. Still in highschool, she intends to pursue higher education in the future and loves all the arts, especially literature and photography. To learn more about Maria and download her Malta-flavored theme for Windows 7 and Windows 8, we recommend reading her interview below.
Tomasz Huczek’s photographs are full of spectacular landscapes, tumultuous seas and starry skies, a vibrant world showcasing nature at its most beautiful. The 27 year old Polish national left his home country for the beautiful beaches of Cyprus where he discovered his passion for photography. He believes that the best photographs happen only at the right time and place and he is always patiently waiting for that moment. Although he works in IT, he cannot imagine life without his camera and his guitar. To learn more about Tomasz and download an amazing Windows theme featuring his work, we recommend reading this interview.
Eugen Males, the 25 year-old lead vocalist and guitarist of up and coming post rock band "Fluturi pe Asfalt" (Butterflies on the Asphalt), has a passion for photography and all visual design and believes in the beauty that chance brings to photography. In his opinion, haphazard represents reality much better than any artificial poses and sets can. Originally from the Republic of Moldova, he is currently residing in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and also works as a graphic designer. His work is atmospheric and moody at times, but offers charmed snapshots of the beauty always lurking around the corner of our everyday existence. To find out more about Eugen and his photography of chance, we recommend reading his interview below!
Dan Gheban's photographs take you on a whirlwind adventure from dizzying panoramas through storms, fog and clouds to the intricate frailty of microscopic life. It's only natural, the 50 year old anatomical pathologist and amateur photographer from Cluj-Napoca claims, since optical systems and the microscopic world are a part of his everyday life and constitute the tools of his trade, not just of his photographic pursuits. To find out more about him, his passion for photography and what exactly is an anatomical pathologist, read our interview with him.
József Vass is a 25-year-old graphic artist and illustrator, living in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is of Hungarian origins and his name – József - is the Hungarian for Joseph. He graduated with a Bachelor of Design and Fine Arts and he is now working as a graphics designer for iOS games. We stumbled upon his freshly created Facebook page and very much enjoyed his work. Therefore we invited him to join our series of interview and Windows themes.
Alexandru Nicusor Matei is a 22-year-old Romanian photojournalist and photographer. He has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication and entered the world of professional photography two years ago. His dream is to do social and war photojournalism because he says it is the “toughest, most exhausting type of photography (both from a mental and physical perspective)”. Let’s wish him luck in achieving his goal, get to know him better though this interview and enjoy some of his work through a Windows theme.
Stefan Vladescu or, as people know him, Soare SteFun, is a Romanian photographer who loves to shoot portraits. Even though he is not even 30, he already has a wide portfolio that includes also fashion photography, landscapes and still life. He has shared some interesting details about himself and his work, as well as a few great shots, which we bundled in a theme for Windows 7 and Windows 8. To learn more about him and get a glimpse of his work, read this interview.