Shoot The Face – The Book

Shoot The Face is an International Portrait Photography Award that was designed to acknowledge, expose, inspire, and reward talented photographers around the globe. This book is a recap of all of the finalist’s images from 2012/2013.

There are not enough beautiful photographs being printed anymore, this book and the images within it are stunning, perfect for the coffee table, perfect for bragging rights! Take a look!

All of the finalists from the Shoot The Face Portrait Photography Award have been published in the exquisite book, put together in partnership the good folk at Milk Books and Moleskine.

It is a delight to flick through, and appreciate the enormous amount of talented photographers that have entered Shoot The Face within it first 12 months of the Award.

This book is a genuine pleasure.

www.shoottheface.com | the book

Finalist in the September 2013 Shoot The Face Award

Again one of my portraits Amplification as a Finalist in the September 2013 Shoot The Face Award and has been published in the Shoot The Face Finalists Gallery International Portrait Photography Award.



Photography and Edit : : : Cristina Venedict
Make-up and Hair : : : Stefana Chelaru
Model : : : Stefana Chelaru
Dresse & Accessories : : : Stefana Chelaru
Concept : : : Cristina Venedict & Stefana Chelaru
Music : : : Eugenia Manolides – Hymn to the moon

IPA 2013 – 4 Honorable Mentions

Happy to receive 4 “Honorable Mentions” at International Photography Awards in Professional categories: Fine Art – PortraitSpecial – Digital EnhancedPeople – Portrait and Advertising – Fashion. 

 The 2013 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer’s accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition.


Runner-up Life Framer | Emotions of Life

Proud to be featured on Life Framer in their theme, Emotions Of Life. I was chosen as “runner up” by judge Chloe Aftel who noted, “This picture was just so unexpected, her face in the midst of the image, I couldn’t tell if it was meant to be bizarre or not, just I liked the feeling it gave.”

 Chloe Aftel is an editorial and portrait photographer with a keen sense for style and fashion. Her poetic, lifestyle minded and narrative images are full of life and have a sense of freedom. She has won a bunch of award including American Photo, PDN 30, International Photography Awards.

 The photo will be exhibited at a modern gallery in London at the end of 2013.


1st Place at the PX3 People’s Choice Awards

One of my photos won First Place in the Professional Fine Art – Collage People’s Choice Award at Px3.
According to CameraArts Magazine, “Px3 is Europe’s biggest and most prestigious photography competition.”
The People’s Choice Award is selected by the voting public on the Px3 website.  Over 9316 votes were cast.
The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and to introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.

featured on Golden Age Magazine

I have a feature in Golden Age Magazine. Check out all of the other talented people featured as well!

Finalista in “Shoot The Face” din Iulie 2013

Unul dintre portretele mele denumita “My Own Prison…” este finalista in concursul Shoot The Face din iulie 2013 si a fost publicata in galeria finalistilor de portrete internationale de fotografie.


featured on Blur Magazine

Happy to be featured on Blur Magazine – BLUR #32 (Aug 2013 edition)

Gallery 36 is a collection—specifically, an online exhibition—of 36 outstanding and impactful photographs put together with the aim of demonstrating the diversity and beauty found in the world of photography. Photographs presented in Gallery 36 are selected for their high aesthetic quality, composition, and “wow” factor.

BLUR magazine is an international e-magazine founded in 2007 with the mission to promote creative photography worldwide. It represents a meeting place for photographers, both prominent professionals and talented amateurs yet to be discovered, and photography lovers from around 190 countries.



soft dream

Biserica de lemn din Hiliseu-Crisan este o biserica unicat in Romania. Clopotnita din zid are asezate în fata, pe câte un soclu, 13 statui in marime naturala reprezentandu-L pe Mantuitorul si pe cei 12 Sfinti Apostoli. Biserica a fost construita in anul 1802 pe cheltuiala boierului Vasile Curt, stapanul de atunci al mosiei Hiliseu.
Din pacate biserica este parasita si are nevoie de restaurare…ar fi pacat sa nu se bucure de frumusetea ei si copii nostri..
O sesiune deosebita, intr-o locatie ireal de frumoasa inconjurata de un peisaj de vis.. amintiri frumoase!
Model: Raluca Parfenov