Bucharest Portrait of an Artist

STORY

I have invited 37 artists to take part in this project, and to choose a place in Bucharest to be photographed and to write a text about their relationship with the city. This idea would have remained only an idea without the support of ARCUB. Artists involved: Mircea Albulescu, Coca Bloos, Dragoș Buhagiar, Ștefan Câlția, Mihai Constantin, Corvin Cristian, Alexandru Darie, Ruxandra Donose, Vivi Drăgan Vasile, Tudor Giurgiu, Ilinca Goia, Adrian Ilfoveanu, Sorin Ilfoveanu, Vlad Ivanov, Doina Levintza, Ovidiu Lipan Țăndărică, Marius Manole, Irina Marinescu, Medeea Marinescu, Răzvan Mazilu, Horațiu Mălăele, Dan C. Mihăilescu, Horia-Roman Patapievici, Oana Pellea, Florin Piersic jr., Răzvan Popovici, Marian Râlea, Victor Rebengiuc, Analia Sellis, Răzvan Suma, Tiberiu Soare, Dorin Ștefan, Roman Tolici, Andi Vasluianu, Gheorghe Visu, Dorel Vișan and Aurel Vlad.

TECHNICAL DATA

Colour and B&W photographs
Dimensions: 225x320mm
Pages: 244
Paper: DCM 150gm
Cover: hard cover, spot colours: Pantone 8622C, 871c and 8233C, soft touch
Print Run: 4000

PUBLISHING HOUSE

Publishing year: 2014
Published by: ARCUB
Printing House: Master Print Offset
Sponsor: ARCUB

TEXT & LAYOUT

Texts by: see above
Introductory texts by Sorin Oprescu and Serban Mestecaneanu.
Publisher: Mirela Cara
Project Coordinators: Delia Mestecaneanu and Tereza Anton
Proofreading: Madalina Vatcu
Translations into English: Simona Fodor
Copy-editing: Debbie Stowe
Photo assistant: Bogdan Pripis
Graphic designer: Corina Duma

SoNoRo Conac

STORY

From the moment I got involved in this project, I started thinking about the countless ways in which to portray this valuable heritage, but also the concern about not being able perhaps, to fully convey the essence of their spirit in the images.
These would not have been my first portrait or architectural photographies, but in this case I wished to combine the two, seeking to share ones characteristics to the other – bring a portrait atmosphere in the architectural photography, and integrate the portraits in graphic backgrounds, in repetitive architectural visual elements. I am happy to have been part of this project of cultural rediscovery of the Romanian manors; this experience has enriched my musical, artistic and historical knowledge.
For the lovers of numbers, this book is the result of 3.631 Km of driving around the country (61 driving hours) to the 11 locations, 3.302 digital photographs, 192 film photographs, 28 contemplations of sunrises and sunsets, 170 hours of selection and editing, and who knows how many hours spent at the printing house.

TECHNICAL DATA

Colour and B&W photographs
Dimensions: 215x285mm
Pages: 162
Paper: Claro Bulk 150gm
Cover: 150gm
Print Run: 4800

PUBLISHING HOUSE

Publishing year: 2013
Published by: Asociatia SoNoRo
Printing House: Master Print Offset
Main Sponsor: BRD – Groupe Societe Generale

TEXT & LAYOUT

Texts by Luiza Zamora
Introductory texts by Philippe Lhote, Razvan Popovici, Serban Mestecaneanu.
Translations from Romanian in English and French
Graphic designer: Corina Duma

TIFF: Orașul, Oamenii, Festivalul

STORY

During the TIFF Festival, the City of Cluj goes through a number of changes, it is like it never sleeps with so many events going on and on throughout the 10 days of the Festival. This is a radiography of this wonderful city with its people and places on the 10th anniversary of the TIFF festival.

TECHNICAL DATA

126 Colour photographs
Dimensions: 150x210mm
Pages: 140
Paper: 135gm

PUBLISHING HOUSE

Publishing year: 2012
Published by: Asociatia Pentru Promovarea Filmului Romanesc APFR
Printing House: Master Print Offset

TEXT & LAYOUT

Introductory texts by Tudor Giurgiu, Serban Mestecaneanu.
Texts in Romanian
Graphic design: Carmen Gociu

Bucarest La Mal-Aimee

STORY

An artist view of a city in danger! Adrian Bulboaca, Camil Iamandescu, Cosmin Gogu, Dan Piersinaru, Ferrante Ferranti, Lucian Munteanu, Sergiu Mihaescu, Serban Bonciocat, Serban Mestecaneanu and Case care Plang have photographed during 2010 a number of places and building located in Bucharest.

TECHNICAL DATA

Colour and B&W photographs
Dimensions: 215x268mm
Pages: 96
Paper: 135gm

PUBLISHING HOUSE

Publishing year: 2010
Printing House: Imprimeria Arta Grafica
Printing Run: 1000

TEXT & LAYOUT

Introductory texts by Henri Paul and the artists.
Texts in Romanian and French
Editorial concept: Svetlana Carstean
Graphic design: Jean Louis Boisnard

Opera Fața nevăzută

STORY

This is my second album published in B&W with photographs from almost three months spent at the Bucharest National Opera. The album show the less known side of what is going on behind the curtains, the hard work of all 660 employees, in over 100 rooms, in what could be easily consider a city in a city.

TECHNICAL DATA

76 B&W photographs, print duotone
Dimensions: 235x255mm
Pages: 128
Paper: matte 135gm
Cover: 150gm folio

PUBLISHING HOUSE

Publishing year: 2010
Printing House: Imprimeria Arta Grafica
Printing Run: 1000

TEXT & LAYOUT

Introductory texts by Henri Paul and the artists.
Texts in Romanian and French
Editorial concept: Svetlana Carstean
Graphic design: Jean Louis Boisnard

SONORO IMAGINIG MUSIC

STORY

How do you imagine classical music through black and white photography? What do have in common the south of Oltenia and the Danube with Brahms, Dvorak or Shostakovich? These are qustions which photographer Serban Mestecaneanu proposed to find answers throughout a journey in 2008 alongside with the teachers, scholars and organisers of SoNoRo Interferente 2008 project. During the project, Serban captured images from the nearby community, villages of locals with people full of pride as well as landscapes of Danube and its vicinity. The combination between project photographs and community ones brings balance to the album and makes its reading a real pleasure. All images were taken during 2008 covering Spring, Summer and early Autumn.

TECHNICAL DATA

138 B&W photographs
Dimensions: 215x285mm
Pages: 178
Paper: matte 135gm
Cover: 150gm, selective colour

PUBLISHING HOUSE

Publishing year: 2008
Publishing House: iglooArt
Sponsor: Reiffeisen Bank
Printing Run: 2000

TEXT & LAYOUT

Introductory texts by Mircea Dinescu, Steven van Groningen, Razvan Popovici, Serban Mestecaneanu.
Translations from Romanian in English, German and Spanish
Graphic design: Corina Duma