gypsies live. In regard to my original aim this choice was a flop.

But instead I found a lot of cordial and open-hearted people, living a very simple and traditional life up there in the high mountain valleys of the Carpathians. I had a camera with me - such as nearly every traveler has in his pockets to shoot some memory pictures - and started to capture this simple and original lifestyle of these people.

Since 2000 I have gone there at least once a year. My growing capabilities in the Romanian language and my photographic equipment getting better and better each year allowed me to come closer and closer to those people and to a certain degree take part in their everyday life.



The strangeness of their culture, their appearance and the intensity of their being in contact with the world around them already fascinated me in my time

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