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Streets of Bucharest by On SPOT

by Editor Marius Cinteză 

Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. The subject of the photograph might be absent of people and can be an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.” - 


Finish Line” by Mirela Momanu


Street photography it is also a perpetual challenge and the best way to discover and capture streets spirit, emotions, moments and moods of the city, unaltered! In the daily life turmoil, we often find around us memorable sequences that we cherish as they occur and we want to keep them in a special way, like stopping the passing time just for a second. A gesture, a look, an attitude, an association or simply everyday life scenery, are fascinating events on the streets that we want to capture and keep them forever.

The passion for street photography gathers together enthusiastic photographers everywhere, in communities and groups, either small or large, sharing the same hobby and expressing their values together. In Bucharest we have “On SPOT” - the largest street photography community in Romania. On SPOT group was born from a simple idea: having an enthusiastic team shooting street photography, with members developing and growing together, learning from each other while spending quality time together and sharing the same dedication and commitment for street photography. The group was created by Mirela Momanu  and Fred Fogherty  following a street portrait workshop within “Bucharest Photo Week” event (the first international festival of photography in Bucharest), workshop enjoyed by more than 30 participants and 100 photos resulting from the practice session.


Twisted City” by Mirela Momanu


Windows 2 Sky” by Mirela Momanu


Two… Forever!” by Fred Fogherty


Street action” by Fred Fogherty

Currently the group is very active on social media (particularly on
Facebook, with more than 2500 registered members) and organizes regular street photography tours in Bucharest and in other cities (e.g. Cluj, Brasov) or abroad (e.g. Istanbul, Rome etc.). Bucharest, little Paris, offers fantastic opportunities for street photography either by its wonderful places or people, thus creating perfect conditions for street shooting. City center, Latin Passage, Lipscani Street, MoghioroÈ™ Park, Unirii, North Railway station or Tineretului Park are only few examples of excellent locations to practice street photography while interacting with the city and capturing its emotions! The photo tours of the group have generally predefined themes communicated to the members before the meeting (e.g. people in geometry, low angle, low light) thus making the tours more challenging and developing the participant’s ability to observe the urban environment and filter the wanted results only, according to the theme. Posting the best works on the group Facebook page it is regulated and it can be only done according to a defined schedule and rules (e.g. Tuesday – only creative street photos). The best selected group works resulted in the photo printed exhibitions being displayed and appreciated in Romania, Slovakia and also to internationals photo festivals.

Future plans of the group involve organizing workshops on photo processing, photo exhibitions (Romania and abroad) and the involvement in cultural projects of a larger scale. Apart from the Bucharest “core”, there are members adhering from abroad to the group and actively participating to group meetings, exhibitions, photo tours and also to the daily themes on the On SPOT Facebook page. Many streets photographers visiting the Bucharest were the group’s guests and special photo tours were organized to present them the city and to introduce the local street photographers. Apart from the usual collaboration in the street photography domain, these group meetings generate friendships!

Street photography in Bucharest by On SPOT members is special because it is dynamic, always surprising, and, not least, it is fun! If you enjoy street photography or wish to discover it you are welcome to join the group or join us in Bucharest photo tours!

More of best works can also be found here: On SPOT Gallery

Discover the best of On SPOT members work exposed on!


Untitled” by Gianni Giatilis


Untitled” by Adrian Mitu


Jump” by Adrian Mitu


Day-dreaming” by Dana Corina Popescu


Ordinary cityscape” by Dana Corina Popescu


Runi!” by Pierre Pichot


Electric stairs” by Pierre Pichot


Good fortune” by Julien Oncete


Bucharest North railway station” by Julien Oncete


“Walk in the park” by Marius Cinteză


“Kick scooter rider” by Marius Cinteză


Multiple me” by Marius Cinteză


Love, love, love...” by Loredana Bîtculescu


„Darkness” by Loredana Bîtculescu


“Windows to heaven” by Sebastiaen


“Nobody can stop me” by Sebastiaen


“among ghosts” by Marius Surleac
Excellent article, great street images of Bucharest, fantastic work !! Congrats to all !!
Thank you so much Cristian! Have a wonderful day!
Lovely article and selection of images Marius, well done! I am looking forward to another meet-up in Romania. Have a great rest of the week and take care :-)))
Thank you very much Edith! I'm glad you had a good time here in Romania; Romania has a lot to offer from photographic perspective! :-)
You are welcome Marius and I know, would love to come back maybe this year sometime. :-)
Thanks for this excellent article as an extremely fine example of street photography which a good trend by now. I'm happy to learn about SPOT and most if not all of the picture selected do carry all that wow effect we love . Thanks
Many thanks Marc for your kind words! You are also welcome to join the group anytime!
Thanks I keep this as an excellent suggestion as there is always good point to share views
Thank you Massimo!
Very nice article Marius and truly fine selection of photos !
Many thanks Marc for your kind words! Have a wonderful day!
Excellent radiography of street photography in Bucharest! Great images! Thank you so much for including me as well
Thank you so much Sebastian for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the article! :-)
Amazing photos ! Love them ! Congratulation for the interesting article !
Many thanks, Elena! I'm glad you like the photos and the article! These photos are just a small selection of the On SPOT members activity on the streets of Bucharest, and they are also exposed in their portfolios!
Wonderful article,Marius!Congratulations and thank you very much for including some of my images here!All my good wishes,my friend!
Thank you so much, Julien! Have a wonderful day! :-)
fantastic works!!
Thank you Carmine!
This is a really interesting interview about SP and this excellent group "On Spot" in Romania Marius, thanks for including a photo of mine and looking forward to visit Bucharest again!
Many thanks Gianni for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the article! You are always welcome in Bucharest to join us for a photo tour! :-)
Wow, Marius, wow! I'm very glad to part of the On SPOT group, which gathers together so many talented photographers! It's an inspiration for me, everyday, to push my craft further on. Let's keep making this group better and better, one photo at a time :)
Thank you so much Pierre for your wonderful comment! :-)
Good writing and interesting article, Marius! Congratulations to you, to the creators of "On SPOT" - Mirela Momanu and Fred Fogherty and to the 1x members part of this document. Cheers, Yvette
Many thanks Yvette for kind comment! You are welcome to join the group sometime for a photo tour on the streets of Bucharest!
I know that, Marius! And I would love to join you all on a photo tour on the streets of Bucharest!!! It's on top of my wishlist. Promise to do everything I can to be there next time something is organised ;-)
Thank you Yvette and see you in Bucharest asap! :)