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I Photograph My 5-Year-Old Cousin In A Small Romanian Village
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I Photograph My 5-Year-Old Cousin In A Small Romanian Village

In life, there are many ways to grow up – some more pleasant, others rather painful. For a 5-year-old, growing up can be a wonderful adventure, filled with games and sunshine every day; while for a 20-year-old, it can be a journey of fear and denial, of dreams and nightmares, all at the same time.

My name is Felicia and I am a 21-year-old photographer living in Romania. I began taking pictures when I was 13, and ever since, I have found great joy in pursuing a passion that would help me understand human emotions better. A year ago, I started documenting my 6-year-old cousin’s childhood during the weekends and holidays, when we would meet in a small Romanian village, at my Grandparents’ home. I decided to join Felix in his make-believe games, where I would be the observer, the story-teller, and he would interpret various characters, free from any constraints – a dog between dogs, a blonde little girl, or even a firm young man.

By watching the expression of his freedom and unconditional joy, I was able to fall in love again with the place that used to be my own playground as a kid. I realized that becoming mature is not that difficult if we stop and learn it from children. As long as we make room for love in our hearts, by freeing ourselves from inhibition and anxiety, change will actually turn out to be the best option.

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince)

More info: feliciasimionphotography.com

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selchidh
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7 years ago

i don't think i have ever sen such beautiful photos of a child. You are very talets!

Community Member
7 years ago

Wow, thank you so so much!

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FlaviusCălțun
Community Member
6 years ago

Absolut superb..si eu am crescut în zona rurala și pot spune cu mana pe inima ca pozele, împreună cu descrierea, au trezit amintiri pe care le credeam pierdute. Mulțumesc!

LaPopah
Community Member
6 years ago

Romanians do it better!

wewe
Community Member
6 years ago

so classic, love it <3

CarmenPop
Community Member
6 years ago

Foarte talentata, foarte creativa, imaginatie bogata! Fotografii frumoase, tehnica foarte buna. Felicitari Felicia!

CoaforJade
Community Member
6 years ago

i'm proud...i'm roumanian too...

IstvanKadarPhotography
Community Member
7 years ago

great black and white photography, very well composed images!

FannyLortie
Community Member
7 years ago

I really love your article! I've always been a fan of your pictures on Deviantart, to know a little bit the story behin is really interesting :)

FannyLortie
Community Member
7 years ago

I love your article! This is really great! I've always been a fan of your pictures on Deviantart, knowing a bit the story behind is really interesting :)

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you so much!!

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AgataGrajoszek
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7 years ago

he's perfect!

Community Member
7 years ago

:-) he is full of love.

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PamelaSalisbury
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7 years ago

Fantastic series of photos! I hope you can show them somewhere.

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7 years ago

Thank you so much! :)

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LyoneFein
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7 years ago

Wonderful subject and pictures!!!

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7 years ago

Thank you very much, Lyone! :)

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manmank
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6 years ago

very nice

Eddie77
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6 years ago

Romanians saw in Paris with his mother children asking for money ...

FiarMonarhSubtilul
Community Member
6 years ago

Well, based on your motivation, I don't find much relevance of that with some of your pictures. Judging only the pictures, some of them are actually really amaizing, but the vast majority is that sort of average clique which has been done before:) But you have it for the effort :D

ElinaLamire
Community Member
6 years ago

Impecabile!

EitriSvartálfaheimr
Community Member
6 years ago

would never trade my romanian childhood for any other! awesome pics, you made me remember some important things in life! Multam fain! :)

JulieHolmes(julzcat)
Community Member
6 years ago

Minunate fotografiile!!

RuxandraHaraga
Community Member
6 years ago

Very well captured and executed! Great idea that transmits the very essence of the beautiful life in a Romanian village. Words can't express the feeling. Well done. And congrats to your little cousin, he is a great model.

RuxandraHaraga
Community Member
6 years ago

Only those who grew up in Romania can remember the feeling of freedom in the village. Very well captured, awesome pictures, great idea.

IoanaMuresan
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7 years ago

Amazing photos :D

Community Member
7 years ago

Mulțumeesc!

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LorraAllen
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7 years ago

ps i love the very last one also....in front of the fence.....looking so very accomplished or proud....love it!

LorraAllen
Community Member
7 years ago

I absolutely adore your work! Looking at them all made me feel deeply in my soul!! I love that.....when art speaks to me in that way. I'm especially fond of the first 2, and the one floating in the water. do you sell your work online? thank you for sharing these.

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you so so much for your kind words! You may contact me about prints at feliciasimionphoto@gmail.com :)

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ElizabethGatti
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7 years ago

Stunning photos! Especially more so done in black and white! Beautiful work!!

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7 years ago

Thank you, Elizabeth! :)

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RaeyHanah
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7 years ago

You're very talented. Wow

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you!! :)

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JeanneMiller
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7 years ago

These are wonderful pictures. They take you through so many different emotions in the space of a breath. Well done!

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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HernanHerrera
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7 years ago

incredible, pleases me to see so much creativity

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you very much!

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TheadeVegte
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7 years ago

Very good PICTURES

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7 years ago

Thank you!!

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AnaGia
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7 years ago

Very beautiful...go on this street, it will take you far!

Community Member
7 years ago

you've put such a great smile upon my heart. thank you :)

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selchidh
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7 years ago

*talented. sorry.

SilviaYiyi
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7 years ago

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Nice technic, but result too forced

selchidh
Community Member
7 years ago

i don't think i have ever sen such beautiful photos of a child. You are very talets!

Community Member
7 years ago

Wow, thank you so so much!

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FlaviusCălțun
Community Member
6 years ago

Absolut superb..si eu am crescut în zona rurala și pot spune cu mana pe inima ca pozele, împreună cu descrierea, au trezit amintiri pe care le credeam pierdute. Mulțumesc!

LaPopah
Community Member
6 years ago

Romanians do it better!

wewe
Community Member
6 years ago

so classic, love it <3

CarmenPop
Community Member
6 years ago

Foarte talentata, foarte creativa, imaginatie bogata! Fotografii frumoase, tehnica foarte buna. Felicitari Felicia!

CoaforJade
Community Member
6 years ago

i'm proud...i'm roumanian too...

IstvanKadarPhotography
Community Member
7 years ago

great black and white photography, very well composed images!

FannyLortie
Community Member
7 years ago

I really love your article! I've always been a fan of your pictures on Deviantart, to know a little bit the story behin is really interesting :)

FannyLortie
Community Member
7 years ago

I love your article! This is really great! I've always been a fan of your pictures on Deviantart, knowing a bit the story behind is really interesting :)

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you so much!!

Load More Replies...
AgataGrajoszek
Community Member
7 years ago

he's perfect!

Community Member
7 years ago

:-) he is full of love.

Load More Replies...
PamelaSalisbury
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic series of photos! I hope you can show them somewhere.

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you so much! :)

Load More Replies...
LyoneFein
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful subject and pictures!!!

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you very much, Lyone! :)

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manmank
Community Member
6 years ago

very nice

Eddie77
Community Member
6 years ago

Romanians saw in Paris with his mother children asking for money ...

FiarMonarhSubtilul
Community Member
6 years ago

Well, based on your motivation, I don't find much relevance of that with some of your pictures. Judging only the pictures, some of them are actually really amaizing, but the vast majority is that sort of average clique which has been done before:) But you have it for the effort :D

ElinaLamire
Community Member
6 years ago

Impecabile!

EitriSvartálfaheimr
Community Member
6 years ago

would never trade my romanian childhood for any other! awesome pics, you made me remember some important things in life! Multam fain! :)

JulieHolmes(julzcat)
Community Member
6 years ago

Minunate fotografiile!!

RuxandraHaraga
Community Member
6 years ago

Very well captured and executed! Great idea that transmits the very essence of the beautiful life in a Romanian village. Words can't express the feeling. Well done. And congrats to your little cousin, he is a great model.

RuxandraHaraga
Community Member
6 years ago

Only those who grew up in Romania can remember the feeling of freedom in the village. Very well captured, awesome pictures, great idea.

IoanaMuresan
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing photos :D

Community Member
7 years ago

Mulțumeesc!

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LorraAllen
Community Member
7 years ago

ps i love the very last one also....in front of the fence.....looking so very accomplished or proud....love it!

LorraAllen
Community Member
7 years ago

I absolutely adore your work! Looking at them all made me feel deeply in my soul!! I love that.....when art speaks to me in that way. I'm especially fond of the first 2, and the one floating in the water. do you sell your work online? thank you for sharing these.

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you so so much for your kind words! You may contact me about prints at feliciasimionphoto@gmail.com :)

Load More Replies...
ElizabethGatti
Community Member
7 years ago

Stunning photos! Especially more so done in black and white! Beautiful work!!

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you, Elizabeth! :)

Load More Replies...
RaeyHanah
Community Member
7 years ago

You're very talented. Wow

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you!! :)

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JeanneMiller
Community Member
7 years ago

These are wonderful pictures. They take you through so many different emotions in the space of a breath. Well done!

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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HernanHerrera
Community Member
7 years ago

incredible, pleases me to see so much creativity

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you very much!

Load More Replies...
TheadeVegte
Community Member
7 years ago

Very good PICTURES

Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you!!

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AnaGia
Community Member
7 years ago

Very beautiful...go on this street, it will take you far!

Community Member
7 years ago

you've put such a great smile upon my heart. thank you :)

Load More Replies...
selchidh
Community Member
7 years ago

*talented. sorry.

SilviaYiyi
Community Member
7 years ago

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Nice technic, but result too forced

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