These gentlemen I saw at a construction site were looking rough at first, but as soon as I talked to them asking that I wanted to take a picture, they smiled very gently. As if they were trying to fix their tie (of course they didn’t wear a tie), they straighten their back and neatly looked at the camera. “I am famous now, right?” A guy in a hoodie said and they smiled like a young boy.
People in Bucharest was very kind to me. Before coming to Romania, I was somehow strongly convinced that Romanian could be very hard because of the historical background. What I saw instead was kindness and smile (it can be very subtle sometimes though), and some laid back feel. As soon as I learned that they are happy to talk with me, I started to take a portrait in Bucharest.
I love traveling. I can talk to people just like that. I can say I don’t know to what I don’t know. I can explore what I want to know. Of course, it is nice to learn and experience something by settling somewhere. But it is very exciting to jump into an unknown culture.
photographed in mar/2019