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Feb 07, 2006

About Me

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About the Photographer:

Adrian Nastase is “a natural” at photography. His father was an amateur photographer and his brother is a professional commercial photographer.  Adrian’s uses his expertise as a photo-journalist and studio photographer to create portraits and to document important events.  He was born and raised in Bucharest, and moved to Chicago in 1994.  Adrian graduated from Columbia College, where he was awarded the prestigious Weisman scholarship for his photography – and later was selected to serve as a judge.  He works out of a shared loft studio in the West Loop in Chicago.  His studio loft reflects the artistry of his work.

Artist Statement:

“ It amazes me when I hear some of the stories people have to tell.  I use photography, rather than words, to pass on the stories I have heard.  People’s ethnic heritage has always fascinated me, and my photography reflects my interest in the multi-cultural world.  I see in the photographs how valuable our different traditions are - in a Korean-American wedding ceremony or a Jewish bar or bat mitzvah.
There is a story behind each photograph.  I would like to help you to read that story without intruding.  I try to reveal the unique character of each person I photograph.”

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Client Testimonials:

“Because of your hard work and your mastery of the photojournalistic approach, the pictures came out much better than we could have ever imagined.  The result of your work is astounding.  The photos were so vibrant and captured some of the best natural poses I have ever seen – a ‘better-than-real’ appearance!”

“We really needed a photographer that was creative, artistic and professional, and Adrian exceeded our expectations.  Adrian puts his heart and soul into every photograph and his passion really shines through!  We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a talented photographer”

“If your love is worth it and it’s the one day you can’t afford a do-over, you need to hire Adrian Nastase.  When the cake and flowers are gone – and the music has stopped – what are you left with from your wedding?  Oh yes, your photo album.    From the beginning to the end – when you don’t want your perfect love lost in translation, have the perfect storyteller, Adrian Nastase.”

“What isn’t there to say about Adrian Nastase?  His work is flawless, creative, unique and artistic.  He made us feel very comfortable as he was taking pictures.  We have the most beautiful and breath-taking photo albums.  He has great ideas and is always there when you don’t expect, ready to flash and catch every moment.”