Photomuse.net Photography is my muse!
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I don’t know if you’ve ever thought that there might be a photo that would have decisively marked your life and career. Working to set up Photomuse.net, in 2020, the year of grace of the pandemic, I asked myself this question and I found that… yes, for me there is one photo, only one, which I can consider decisive, both for my career and for my private life.
It happened in 1995, I was a young graduate of a technical faculty and I got a job as an engineer at the city theater, due to my passion for photography. I go over the bohemian details from the times of post-revolutionary Romania to tell you what is the matter with this photo in question.
We are already on the right path, at the value! How much can a photo be worth? That’s the question!
The photo in question, taken by me at a famous show of a famous director, was published in a totally unexpected way for me in a weekly magazine, no less famous, in France. The theater was about to take part in the Avignon Festival for the first time that year. I was satisfied, it was a color photo that I had personally processed in an improvised laboratory in the office I had in the basement of the theater. It had left in an envelope from Craiova and ended up being published in the first news magazine in France in 1995. The beautiful amount obtained for this editorial appearance, totally unforeseen, I decided to invest it in a personal development course… more precisely photography. For this I had to add a few hundred German marks (the European currency of the time) to support the 10-day trip to San Marino International Photomeeting, which took place in September 1995.
During that time I made many photographer friends and I got a perennial hobby. Every time I look at that photo, different events from that time come to my mind and I realize that for me that photo is like a time capsule.
Throughout this period, I chose to have a job that is not related to photography but that can bring me constant sources of income, waiting for an opportune moment that would allow me to put into practice the idea of setting up an “image bank”. During this time I photographed for pleasure and I created a mini collection of Romanian photography.
|Photomuse.net is a concept about passion and photography, about courage and involvement that I set up together with Cristina Irian and Cezar Popescu, co-founders in this start-up that I set up in 2019 benefiting from a European grant. It is a project that we have committed to test and put into practice to promote Romanian photography and photography, to discover and bring “on the market” memorable photographs.|
|Maybe it’s a lot or maybe it’s a little… but for me it is 30 years with photography, which I decided to develop in the next period in the “laboratory” photomuse.net.|
|If you read these lines, it is very probable (according to Google Analytics statistics…) that you value photography and I invite you to be with us in this Romanian photographic preview!|
We’ll talk about the premiere when we get to the next level together! Until then, we strive to adjust and optimize the technical aspects and the inherent imperfections in any beginning
|If you have at least one memorable photo and you don’t want to keep it just for you, you can access a Contributor place in the photomuse.net box! Let’s be successful and find ourselves healthy!|
Dorian Delureanu, 2021