About me

Alex Galmeanu’s Bio

What I’m good for:
Photography & visual stuff

Date of birth:
Bucharest, Romania, October 29th, 1978

First picture taken:
Bucharest, April 1992

First picture published:
Bucharest 1994, “Salut” Magazine

Photography genre:
Editorial, advertising and experimental photography. Portrait, fashion and other categories related to human personalities.

Education:
National University of Arts, Bucharest

Photographic strong points:

Working in the professional photography field since 1998.

Published in all Romanian glossy magazines, including covers, editorials, personalities portraits, special projects etc. Making advertising campaigns for local, national and international coverage. More than 4 years experience in stock image market, working for some of the most important production companies from Germany and USA (Stock4B and Jupiter Images). More than 3000 images published on Getty Images, the worldwide leader of the stock image market. Published in Forbes NY, BBC UK, Reader’s Digest Holland, Esquire, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, InStyle, GQ, Men’s Health, FHM, Playboy, Joy.

Personal exhibitions in Bucharest, Paris, Toulouse, Nantes, Rejkyavik (Islanda) and Cork (Irlanda).

Training stages for editorial photography in Zurich and Lausanne, within the editorial teams of Ringier Switzerland.

Training stages for stock images in Munich, Germany, within Stock4B company.

Companies, brands and institutions I have worked with:

Editorial: Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Maxim, In Style, Marie Clarie, Men’s Health, Playboy, FHM, Elle, Joy, Reader’s Digest, Reader’s Digest Olanda, Forbes NY, BBC UK, Bravo, Unica, Viva, Beau Monde, Bolero, The One, Prevention, Tabu, Tango, Tv Mania, Tv Satelit, Look, Popcorn, Eva.

Advertising agencies: Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann PR, Ogilvy, Mercury360, Publicis, TBWA/Merlin, Tempo, Imager, GMP, GMP PR, Grapefruit, Propaganda, Punct, Pantone Studios, Speed Promotion, Spotlight, Starlink, ID Studio, IdeeaPlus, Godmother, Grey, Next.

Corporate: Orange, Audi, BMW, AIG, Samsung, HP, Mc Donald’s, Pfizer, Bayer, L’Oreal, Credit Europe Bank, Raiffeisen, Nesscafe, Millenium Bank, Danone, P&G, Reinert, Prigat, Duffa, Omo, Toyota, Sara Merkur, Adorama, Pizza Hut, Ulker, Kluth, Dr. Oetker, Praktiker, Rexona, Sensi Blu, Antena 1, Antena 2, Antena 3, Kiss Fm, Prima TV, Realitatea Tv, Kanal D, Radio Guerrilla, Star FM, City Pharma, Ma Damme, Boom, Elmiplant, Medrom, Banc Post, Zapp, Mr. Bricolaje, Vel Pitar, Omnilogic, Tuca & Zbarcea, Getty Images, Sony Music, Globus Images, Stock4B, Roton, The Studio

Governmental: Foreign Ministry, Romanian Cultural Institute, Romanian Cultural Institute of Paris, Romanian Cultural Institute of London, the Presidency of Romania, The Romanian Royal Family Administration.

 

Photography exhibitions:
• “Expo Photo 2000 Plus” – Bucharest, Romania – March 1998;
• “People I Know” (photo exhibition) – Bucharest, Romania – April 2005;
• “Audi Academy Awards” (photo group exhibition, contest) – Bucharest, Romania –
April 2006; first prize & best idea prize
• “Absolut” (photo group exhibition) – Bucharest, Romania – May 2007;
• “Ma Roumanie” – (photo exhibition) Nantes, France – November 2007;
• “People I Know” – (photo exhibition) Paris, France – April 2008;
• “Playing with Shadows” – (photo exhibition) Bucharest, Romania – October 2008;
• “Random” – (photo exhibition) Bucharest, Romania – March 2009;
• “Project 112″ (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Bucharest, Romania – March- April 2009;
• “Project 112″ (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Iasi, Romania – May 2009;
• “Project 112″ (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Timisoara, Romania – May 2009;
• “Project 112″ (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Cluj, Romania – May 2009;
• “Project 112″ (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Suceava, Romania – June 2009;
• “Contact Lenses” (photo exhibition) – Bucharest, Romania – November 2009;
• “Fashion” (photo exhibition) – Bucharest, Romania – April 2010;
• “People I Know” (photo exhibition) – Toulouse, France – May 2010;
• “Romania – 50 de ani de istorie la feminin” (photo exhibition, curator)- Constanta,
Romania – August 2010
• “Romania – 50 de ani de istorie la feminin” (photo exhibition, curator) – Iasi, Romania – October 2010
• “Romania – 50 de ani de istorie la feminin” (photo exhibition, curator) – Cluj, Romania – October 2010
• “Romania – 50 de ani de istorie la feminin” (photo exhibition, curator) – Timisoara, Romania – October 2010
• “Bucharest By Hand” – (photo group atasari Street Festival – Bucharest, Romania – June 2011;
• “Subjective Portrets” – (photo exhibition) – Reykjavik, Iceland – September 2011
• “Povestea Continua” – (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Bucharest, Romania – October 2011;
• “Portrete Subiective” – (photo exhibition) – Cork, Ireland – November 2011;
• “Portrete Subiective” – (photo exhibition) – Bucharest, Romania – November 2011;

 

Main personal photographic projects:

People I Know – one collection of portraits that presents remarkable people with whom I had the chance to work with during my career. Some of them are well-known in Romania and some even world-wide. The project is ongoing, and each and every time I will encounter interesting persons, the collection will be only then completed. People I Know was presented to the public in Bucharest (2005) and Paris (2008).

Project 112 – it is both a photography project and a social campaign that puts face to face art and domestic violence. The project’s name it is itself an urgent call and sign to stop family violence. The exhibition has 24 portraits with some of the most well-known male personalities in Romania who are posing as victims. For this project are chosen only men, as, it is known from statistics, that men are usually the aggressors. It is a role change, transforming aggressors in victims, and emphasizes the domestic violence consequences on their own skin. There are only personalities in order to reach a larger public. Project 112 was presented to the public in Bucharest (2009 and 2011) Iasi, Timisoara, Cluj and Suceava.

Anastasia – it is one of my first projects. Anastasia comes at the photo-studio each and every October to make one simple portrait on grey background, and the only things that change are just the transformations visible with the time passing. The purpose of this project is to document the time passing and its impact on the body and spirit. In 2003, when this project began, Anatasia was only a child and now she has turned into a woman.

 

Other projects, social campaigns, manager and curator:

Photography Museum – muzeuldefotografie.ro is one of the main online projects that I have made. It is functioning like an archive of old pictures, an online “museum” destined to play the substitute role for an official one. The project had a very notable success, that had a large impact regarding the audience and also among the social media. In a short period, the Facebook page of this online museum has reached 25000 members and the website has generated a traffic that has frequent peaks of 1000 visitors/day, probably one of the highest traffic numbers in this field, in Romania.

Romania – 50 de ani de istorie la feminin. For the first time at Bayer Romania request, I found myself in the situation of organizing photography exhibitions from a curator perspective. The subject was related to the attempt to document the woman’s evolution of Romania in the last 50 years. I have used images from archive from different sources, taking the role of curator and also the one of the project manager. The event was publicly been presented in Constanta, Iasi, Cluj and Timisoara.

“The story continues”. At the initiative of Danone Romania, through the program “Smile for the future”, I have made the necessary photography material and I have organized from project and curator point of view, an exhibition with the role of a social campaign, meant to support the children in hospitals. The material was then presented in Bucharest and Iasi and then exhibited in October 2011 in Bucharest.

 

Social Campaigns – short list:
• “Project 112″ (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Bucharest, Romania – March-April
2009;
• “Project 112″ (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Iasi, Romania – May 2009;
• “Project 112″ (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Timisoara, Romania – May 2009;
• “Project 112″ (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Cluj, Romania – May 2009;
• “Project 112″ (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Suceava, Romania – June 2009;
• “Hope Pop-Up Store” – (social campaign) – Bucharest, Romania – May 2011;
• “Povestea Continua” – (photo exhibition, social campaign) – Bucharest, Romania –
October 2011;

 

Video Projects:
Ion Grigorescu by Alex Galmeanu – February 2011 – 1:11:50, HD – interview with Ion Grigorescu
Impreuna cu Henri Cartier – Bresson – February 2012 – 0:07:00, HD – interview with the photographer Andrei Pandele who accompanied the great French photographer Henry Cartier – Henry Cartier – Bresson in Bucharest.

 

Movie Projection:
• “Cel mai fericit dintre pamanteni” (movie projection) – Cinemaiubit Film Festival –
Bucharest, Romania – December 2010;
• “Cel mai fericit dintre pamanteni” (movie projection) – Body under surveillance group
exhibition – Bucharest, Romania – March 2011;
• “Cover Story” (movie projection) – ShortsUp Festival – Bucharest, Romania – March
2011;
• “Cover Story” (movie projection) – Body World II – Bucharest, Romania – April 2012;

 

Seminars and conferences:
• “Go Mentorship” – (speaker, conference) – Bucharest, Romania – December 2010
• “Arta de a spune povesti” – (speaker, conference) – Bucharest, Romania – March 2011
• “The Power of Storytelling” – (speaker, seminar) – Bucharest, Romania – February
2012

• “Creative Coffee No.12” – (speaker, conference) – Iasi, Romania – February 2012

 

Other projects:
Alex Galmeanu Studio – Setting the management, workflow and building the studio. It is a space where some events took place: launching new products (Canyon, L’Oreal), magazines launching (Decat o Revista No. 7), thematic parties (anniversary 9 years-Friends Advertising), etc.

Fashion Days Studios – Building, implementing and maintaining Fashion Days photographic studios. Managing tasks like: detailed studio planning, studio design, equipment acquisition, human resources and workflow. Senior Photographer & Photography Consultant for Fashion Days websites.

6 thoughts on “About me

  1. Andrei

    Am vrut sa scriu http://www.altex.ro , n-a mers butonul si am dat Enter fara sa vad ca scrisesem http://www.alex.ro :)) . Am corectat si am adaugat “T”-ul apoi inainte sa dau Enter si sa incarc site-ul magazinului Altex, un gand fugar a aparut “da-i o sansa, arunca o privire” . Imi place tematica site-ului, simplitatea care ii ofera o eleganta si un “aer” abstract subtil. Am sa tin minte adresa , poate in viitorul nu foarte indepartat voi avea nevoie de cineva cu talentul tau. Numai bine !

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  2. Madalin

    E prima oara cand iti vizitez blogul si pot sa spun ca il voi vizita periodic 🙂 Imi plac articolele tale… deci cat mai multe! Succes

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