About

My name is Cosmin Ovdiu Stan. I am a landscape photographer from Romania and my passion is to photograph wonderful places from my country, especially in the mountain areas. Photography is the best way to express myself.

Uniting two passions, trekking and photography, landscape photography was the inevitable progression that just had to happen. Everything I know about photography I have learned on my own. Of course, I have been inspired by many and I continue to be inspired, my style is constantly developing and evolving with each hike I make. The photos I take are not documentary ones. Each image is carefully edited because the camera cannot capture it the same way we perceive it with our eyes.

Some photographs may even seem surreal though they are real. The difference is they were photographed in an unusual light. Each photo is a part of my inner self, a subjective interpretation of a scene, moment or place. My relentless pursuit of the perfect image will be an ongoing adventure that will never end. If my images connect with you for just 30 seconds, my mission is accomplished. So now, I invite you to join me in this adventure.

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AWARDS

  • The Snow & Ice Award at International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017
  • Bronze Award  at  The Epson International Pano Awards 2017
  • 2nd place at Photo Contest Objective organized by AmiDesign Deva 2016
  • 1st place at National Congress of Speleology, section Exokarst – Oravita 2016
  • 1st place at SPIE Photo Contest Romania 2016
  • 3rd place at Fotogeografica Photo Contest, section Natural Landscape 2016
  • 2nd place at “Golden Hat” Photo Contest 2014
  • 1st place at “Winter Stories” Photo Contest F64 2013

Other mentions:

  • Transnatura International Nature Photo Competition finalist 2017
  • Milvus Nature Photography Exhibition 2016
  • CARPATHIA Photo Camp 2016
  • Milvus Nature Photography Competition finalist 2015
  • Daily dozen 01/12/2014 National Geographic
  • Daily dozen 27/12/2013 National Geographic

PUBLICATIONS

Caves of Romania Collection:

  • Comarnic Cave nr.4/ 2017
  • Sura Mare Cave nr.3/ 2015
  • Cioclovina Dry Cave nr.2/ 2014
  • Ponorici Cioclovina with water Cave nr.1/ 2013

Discover Collection:

  • Karst Topography 2015

Other publications:

  • The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Book 2017
  • The album Retezat National Park 2016
  • Fotogeografica 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Foto4All nr. 40-41/2014

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