This is one of many magical moments in Moldova. Beniamin and his sisters were playing hide and seek in their sunflower field. I pictured them playing, but the moment came to me when I walked out from the field and Beniamin followed me, stopped and grabbed one of the sunflowers and looked at me. It was a one shoot moment and then he disappeared again out in the field.
Since 2005 I have explored the daily life in Moldova, the people, culture and their strong connections to the nature that surrounds them.
One of those I met during my travels in the small country that moved me in a way hard to explain, was the Gradinari Family. They opened their hearts and life for me and we developed a symbiotic relationship as we have learned about each other and shared experiences. While I sometimes feel I gained more out of this connection, they were always eager for me to return. And I did, again and again. -
I am thrilled to share my pictures from Moldova with you here and in the exhibition at Fotografiska. If you want to know more about my work, feel free to visit me at @asasjostromphotography .
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