I grew up spending time on sets and editing rooms when my father worked as a director of photography/director. That is when my passion for telling stories through images was deeply rooted and developed.
After studying filmmaking and cinematography at the National University of Film and Theatre in Bucharest, Romania, I won the prestigious Fulbright scholarship to pursue the graduate studies at Chapman University, Orange, California. I earned an MFA in Film Production, Cinematography and was mentored by the great educator and cinematographer, Bill Dill, ASC.
I started shooting at the age of fifteen. Since then I have worked on feature films, documentaries, TV shows and commercials with many credits on both film and digital formats.
I also, teach cinematography at the National University of Arts as associate professor in Tirana, Albania.
Having had the possibility to live in many different countries and work with talented filmmakers I believe that film is an international language which can be understood and influence people of any nationality. Telling a story through subtle, powerful visual language, staying true to it, reading beyond the lines and influencing the human soul are the guiding priorities in my approach to cinematography.