10 Questions: Dana and George
Dana & George, a husband & wife team from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, shoot with their right & left eye respectively – now isn’t that Yin & Yang? Dana & George started photography weddings since mid-2013 and have never looked back. Read more.
1. What is life to you? What it should be?
Life is full of surprises… The best things have happened to us when we least expected it. We don’t believe in coincidences and think everything happens for a reason. That’s why we try to keep things simple and just enjoy whatever life has to offer. The love stories we capture in our photographs, the smiles of our friends and family when we meet and the song the forest whispers when we open the window in the early morning… these are the things that bring joy to our lives and we wouldn’t want to change a thing.
2. Where did you grow up and how did that play a part in your photography?
Dana: I was born in Bucharest, a large and crowded capital, but I’ve always wanted to live in a more quiet place, in the middle of nature. I have never liked the city too much, but at sunset I loved taking long walks with my best friend and doing some street photography.
George: I grew up in a beautiful village, surrounded by woods and hills. Those impressive landscapes have helped me develop a passion for photography and for all the beautiful things nature has to offer.
3. When did you find your calling in photography?
Dana: My passion for photography began in highschool when I received a digital camera from my family. I loved it. It was the best gift ever.
George: In highshool I had the opportunity to play around with a few cameras, but the real passion began later, when I became a mountaineering instructor. Then I had the chance to climb all the Romanian mountains and see and photograph some amazing views that few people ever manage to see.
4. What TV are you watching?
5. What do you like to eat?
Since moving to a new city, we have tried to change our lifestyle, too, eating less meat and more raw food. We like all kinds of fruits, veggies, salads, but we’d never say no to a big slice of pizza 😛
6. Is/Are there any project(s) you wish you could do – or might do?
We want to travel more and document weddings everywhere.
7. Do you shoot with your left or right eye?
Dana: right eye
George: left eye, because my wife is always right
8. Are there any unseen experimental images in your attic you’d like to show us now?
Dana: In college, some friends and I organized weekend trips and visited as many places as we could. I love nature photography… here are some very old images on my flickr.
9. Who was an influence growing up?
We were influenced mainly by international photographers with a photojurnalistic view and film colors.
10. If you were to start all over again, is there anything you would do differently? Why?
Since mid 2013, when we started photographing weddings, we have done exactly what we have planned and everthing has worked out better than we’ve ever imagined. So… if we had to start all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing.
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