xander.pictures

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: December 5th, 1989
Nationality: Romanian
Foreign languages: Advanced English (reading, speaking and writing)
Beginner French (reading, speaking and writing)

EDUCATION

2009 – 2012
University of Bucharest
Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences
Journalism specialty, Bachelor’s degree mark: 8,33
2005 – 2009
Gheorghe Sincai national high school
Philology specialty, with a Baccalaureate mark of 9.34

EXPERIENCE

Feb 2015 – Nov 2016
Store Customer Care – F64 SRL, Bucharest
Product consultant for customers of the largest video-photo shop in eastern Europe.

Jul 2014 – present
Freelance Photographer – High Heels Drivers, Bucharest
Create and deliver photo-shoots for hhdrivers.com

June2012 – Dec 2015
Freelance Photographer – Auto23.ro
Create and deliver concepts of video and photo shoots for auto23.ro

Jan 2014 – Nov 2014
Collaborating Photographer – Goldart Ghildush Auction House, Bucharest
Photograph the art that is auctioned, for the auction catalogs.

Jan 2014 – Aug 2014
Collaborating photographer and editor – DELTA MEDIA PUBLISHERS SRL, Bucharest
Created automotive texts and photographs for the in-flight magazine of Tarom, Insight.

2012
Ciocanesti summer school, social project
Journalism & photojournalism trainer
The journalism class developed the journalistic photo and writing skills of 10 children, with ages between 12 & 15. Ciocanesti Summer School is a two week project dedicated to children in the rural and undeveloped region of Ciocanesti commune/parish.

2011
Onmedia, OMD Romania’s internal magazine
Freelance Photographer
OMD is a company of  OmnicomGroup INC: the world’s largest and most successful marketing and communications company.

2011
www.romanialibera.ro
Freelance Photojournalist
It offers the online versions for most of the news that appear in the commercial version of the newspaper with the same name.

2010
Deutsche Welle
Freelance Photojournalist
Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster: online, on-screen and over the air. It provides a European perspective to audiences around the world and promotes intercultural dialogue.

MAIN WORK ACHIEVEMENTS

Photographer for Goldart Ghildush auction house
Photographer for auto23.ro and hhdrivers.ro
Editorial internship (photojournalist) at Evenimentul Zilei (www.evz.ro)
Editorial internship (photojournalist) at Romania Libera (www.romanialibera.ro)
Photographer for Onmedia, OMD Romania’s internal magazine
Photographer for HAY!Mag

SKILLS
PC Skills: PC-hardware- medium to high
Proficient in: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Works,
Fruity Loops (music composing software); Lightroom
Medium level:  Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere,
Beginner level: Avid Media Composer,  After Effects, Indesign, Illustrator.
Other skills:
I attended the Photojournalism special class at the Faculty of Journalism and practice photojournalism since the end of 2010.
I make music since 2006. The music genres range from ambient and soundtrack to electronic.
Audio work (composer):
soundcloud.com/alexandru-nicusor-matei/tracks
Awards:
Second place in the national Anti-tuberculosis campaign contest for journalists and journalism students with the video: REcâștigă VIAȚA (REgain LIFE). Cameraman/video editor/soundtrack composer.
http://youtu.be/px2ON1L9sc8
http://www.digi24.ro/stire/REPORTAJ-tefan-are-25-de-ani-i-se-lupta-cu-tuberculoza~7172
http://www.digi24.ro/stire/Povestea-reportajului-Recastiga-ti-viata~7380
˜”Best actor in a supporting role” award by the Buftea Theater Festival in 2008, as part of the Catharsis high school theater group (2006-2009)
Second place in a national contest organized by Junior Achievement Romania in 2007 
 

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