Monday, 9 November 2009

Flashback IV - karting

Karting or go-kart can be seen as a sport for kids in the fun-parks, but it’s much more than that. Some see it or just love to see it as the first step into mono-post racing. Which of course is the dream of any 6 or 45 years old kid - the Formula 1 competitions. For me, it started being a show of colorfull speeding small cars, but in the end I got caught by it. And well.. almost by some karts few times.

Three years of sharing joy, grief, bad weather, sweet, beer and pizza. More than 40000 photos, tens of contests, many days of rain in flip-flops in the swamps of Tg. Secuiesc and too many too warm days in Bucharest. I have to add some very good friends, from Bucharest in special.. and you know who you are :) I prefer to think about friends instead of clients, in this perspective, even if some would think is debatable.

It was also a good moment for me to learn much more than I wanted to about thief midgets from Herastrau. In those three years I’ve seen kids becoming pilots, and grown ups acting like kid, all for the joy of the sport. I wanted to put more pictures here, but I didn’t have enough space to do it.

Before the race, the rules are always discussed - in this case the penalties of hitting the kart in front of you.

Dark clouds are coming closer, should we prepare the rain tires?

Vlad Anghel - How much pressure can a 13 years old pilot can stand before steering a kart at more than 80 KM/h?

Petrut Florescu - First race, 6 years old, +50km/h, 35C+, getting the I place?

Rain and speeding karts, still no casualties (this time)

Tudor Atansiu running out of the platoon

Rain? no problems, the show's just starting!

That day, on the podium, the position was the same, Lucian Moldovan in the middle, on his left Alina Bunica and Patricia Grigorescu on his right :)

Mihai "Tase" Tanasescu taking easy the first place

Victor "Gugu" Nemes was last that day, but still enjoying it. And at the end of the year he was National Champion.

Little Leo won his first race, giving pride to his dad, the multiple National Rally Champion Sandy Barlovan

At the beginning of the racing season Eduard Anton was just dreaming at the cups, with his dad looking from the back, but ... he got his first I place two race later.

Atanasiu Andrei getting one of his many cups.

And in the end, I have to thank you :) Victor, Andrei, Alex, Dragos, Alina, Tase, Vlad, Stefan, Andrei, Mihai, Tudor, Edi, Mihnea, Lucian, Catalin, and many many others. I've removed the pictures with spectacular crashes, as those is better if they remain just in our minds... Catalin at SEEKZ

Note: this is the last Flashback

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Flashback part III - people & places


Rainy day in Venice

Normal trafic Jam in Bucharest

2 floor bike parking in Amsterdam

Center Wien Junkies

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Flashback part II - '05

Second flashback - concerts, they took a lot of my time. I lost many great concerts by taking photos and not listening to the music, but the photos still remain.

Munky (Korn)

Cristina Padurariu (ex Blazzaj)

Franz Ferdinand

Nick Cave

Howlin' Pelle Almqvist (The Hives)

Omul cu sobolani

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Flashback part I - '04

Before going forward I've decided to take a look in the past, and see what I was doing 5 years ago...


model: Virginia U.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

BMX World Championship in CPH

The fastest BMX riders of all the world were this summer in Copenhagen.

Caroline Buchanan - 2009 Australian BMX Elite Woman Champion

The crowd

The top 3

Things don't turn so good sometime

The gate

666 - the number of the winner: Ivo Van Der Putten

Thursday, 8 October 2009


From USA, Russia, Finland, Germany and Australia, they share a common passion: SNOWBOARDING.

Shaun White

Iouri Podladtchikov?! (I'm not 100% sure is him)


Peetu Piiroinen

Xaver Hoffmann

Holly Crawford

Tuesday, 6 October 2009


I've always worked in RGB, Adobe RGB, three colors workspace or just plain gray scale. So since I've started to re-learn Illustrator I'm interested in CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow blacK).
So I've been playing around on how CMYK colors form and what is there's composition, and how I'm pretty laisy I've just made an matrix an play with it.

In the cube




Sunday, 4 October 2009

Be Irish (or this is not football)

St. Patrick's day, no, it is not. There's just one more day when You can be Irish without being Irish, day that is not St.Patrick's day. No need for a green scarf, a silver shamrock, a delicious black beer with a golden harp on it. This time you can get away just with a weird handball-looking ball.

Because I'm talking about the Gaelic Football, and the special day is the day of the European Gaelic Football Tournament, which made a quick stop for a pint of Tuborg in Copenhagen. And suddenly everybody was Irish, irish accent, a lot of green and well.. the beer came, but later, after the tournament. 

Now back to the game, it's not really socker, nor handball or rugby.. but it has a little of everything. Struggling, pushing, cursing, hitting the ball and occasionally intentionally the adversary you're passing the ball in the net or over the gate and you score. 

And no, this not Australian Football, so don't hit your adversaries in the face, or.. not too obvious. And in plus this football is pretty popular not only trough high testeron male reunions.