Hello, my name is Mihai Ciama. I am an amateur photographer, a member of BULB, and I live in Cluj Napoca, Romania. For me, photography is a means of escape from the ordinary. I believe that, as Diane Arbus said, a photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. These are a few of my unpublished photos.
A group of people come from the neighbouring villages to Corcova, to harvest the wine grapes. During the harvest, they spend the nights in a house close to the vineyard. There is no TV, no Internet, no shops nearby, no network signal for the phones.
So people wash up, cook, eat and then go to sleep early in the evening to be able to start a new working day at 5 am.
They were kind enough to let me spend two afternoons with them and with their families, and I am very grateful for this opportunity.
September 2016. Corcova, Mehedinti, Romania (Text and photos by Mihai Ciama)
The Bulb Collective consists of photographers active in urban (and rural) photography with an expressive shift to include highly aesthetic and poetic images in their assignments.