I've never been a big fan of resumes or CV's, but you're here for a little background, so I’ll give it to you.

Andrei Iliescu is a commercial photographer based in Bucharest, has a diploma in photography, his studio is big and his clients are all very important and high profile... he even holds a black belt in some areas of photography. This is all Bla-bla, you will read some version of this on all photographers’ sites in the world.

I always wanted to be a photojournalist and save the world. I was lucky to work for AFP (Agence France Presse) and AP (The Associated Press), but it seems the world remained the same.

In 1998 I decided to start my own studio because I felt commercial photography is far more honest. At least everyone knows that in advertising, they're trying to sell something.

Because there are so many expectations and already so many photographers around, I know I must proclaim a specialty - product, food, portrait, fashion, or anything else.

So what is my damn specialty? Problem solving is what I love most about photography. Every job I get presents a problem. If it wasn't, I wouldn't have a job. Every job is different. It doesn't matter whether a job is lofty or lowly.

My fascination in all of them is overcoming their obstacles. I have worked through so many different situations that it doesn't take me long to figure out how to solve the problems of any new job. Whether I'm working with an art director from an advertising agency or the owner of a small business, my focus is always the same: solve the problem and make my clients happy.

In the digital world of today, I balance time spent lighting subjects with time spent working on their images in Photoshop. This, again, enables me to deliver the best possible images in the shortest amount of time, thereby making my clients happy both with my work and my fee.

What are you doing reading a photographer’s bio anyway?




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