I’m Catalin Samoila, photographer and film director. I live in Bucharest but I have done projects also in other cities in Romania and Europe. I hope that the images and movies in my portfolio give you a pleasant impression and we can put together your projects into practice.
The magic of photography is different from reality because it records only fractions of time. Even the film, which needs 24 frames per second, does not capture what human eye observes.
My passion for glamour photography began with my first film camera at school in 7th grade under the guidance of my father, a photographer and amateur artist. But many years passed before this genre became synonymous with my achievement as a photographer.
Currently the second choice and specialization for me has become fashion photography and catwalk fashion shows.
The photography on analog film still represents a special retro atmosphere, often copied by modern media with more or less success. I still make projects on black and white or color film (35mm and medium format 120), some of them being presented here on the blog.
The seed for the moving images was also planted by my father through the 8mm films whose protagonists were from our family. Film/video is a challenge I accepted precisely through the complexity of integrating the elements starting from the script, cinematics, lights, sound and editing for a final movie.
The experience I gained over time I will make it available to you for the images you desire. You can easily send me all the details and wishes in the Contact section.
– Gala Moda UNArte Bucuresti 2015-2018
– Accredited photographer / video Liza Panait 2017-2019
– Accredited photographer / video Soirées de la mode 2017, 2019
– Accredited photographer / video Summer Fashion Gala 2018, 2021
– Promenada Summer Fashion Show 2014
– Evening Fashion Gala 2017
– Neutral is the New White 2017
– Band of Creators’ Pop-up Shop 2017
– Miss Universe 2017
– Bucharest Charity Fashion Show 2nd Edition 2019
– Revolution is the New Norm 2019
A small space meets the requirements of the studio. However, for commercial projects I could rent or use a space suitable for the project, either studio or a certain location.
With or without editing? Photoshop
Sometimes image processing by the camera is sufficient. However, often the light and color need to be adjusted just to make the image more accurate. When the atmosphere of the photo must be completely different, editing in Photoshop occurs. A comparison between the initial and the processed picture can be seen here.