Back in the day, I used to spend my summer vacations playing outside or attending school camps, but most of all I enjoyed spending two weeks in the countryside with my family. Each time the road to Dobrogea felt like it took forever. It was a pleasure to watch how the landscape changed it's ways from the urban areas towards the rural areas of Romania. The villages through which we passed, the road and the stops we used to make - everything had an old but somehow refreshing charm. All I needed so I could take my mind off the city life.
Driving for hours and hours, our minds were intensely captured by the view, the road and the landscape. Everything was cropped by the window of the car. A moving landscape limited by the frame of the window, which made me feel like I was trapped in a camera obscura.
After I’ve finished high school, I returned to Dobrogea. Years passed by, not much was changed. The whole scenery felt as if it had been locked in a bubble, trapped for all this time, forgotten by the world, myself included. As I was slowly walking on the footsteps of my younger self, taking the scenery in, exposure by exposure, I reconnected with my childhood memories, a time when every thing was filled with mystery.
Looking through the camera, I recorded the spaces of my past summers.
Each year I make myself available to take this trip.