Vlad Eftenie was born in 1978 in Bucharest, Romania. He is an architect, Ph-D Lecturer at University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” from Bucharest since 2003. He is a member of Professional Associations of Romanian Architects and Urbanists. Since 2005, he is assistant at the Architectural Design Synthesis department at UAUIM, author of theoretical course “Photography as a methodical study tool in architecture”.
He coordinated and supported numerous workshops and lectures on the subject of architectural and urban photography as a methodical tool – in Romania and abroad, in the Francophone Network of Schools of Architecture (REA), 2006 -2014.
He had numerous individual and group participations in architectural and urban photography exhibitions in Romania (Bucharest, Timisoara, Baia Mare) and abroad (Berlin, Lisbon, Toulouse, Padova, Dublin, Venice), 2003-2016.
He is the winner of important awards, like: The Low light category of the Sony World Photo Contest (2014); Prize in the international competition of urban CBRE Urban Photographer Photo of the Year (2011); First prize in the national competition “See Orange” organised by Orange, Romania (2006); Mention in the international architectural competition “Nomad Art” organized by EALR – GAIA, France, 2003.
“I take photos of the city, of the streets, of unknown people I see every day, looking for a moment of grace. My photos are an emotional archive of every day life, of people in the streets that show us sensitive details, emotions. Either with a camera or with a mobile phone, the photo becomes a magic instrument. The most important thing is what you feel, it matters much more than the camera you work with. The eye of the photographer is the first and foremost camera. My favorite city is Paris, but I’m happy to make photos every day in Bucharest, the city where I was born. I’m very attracted by the rythm of the nature, I like to watch the clouds, to feel the leaves, to admire the sunrise and the sunset. I like to explore”, says Vlad.
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On-line gallery : http://www.veftenie.daportfolio.com/