Romanian photographer and LGBTQ+ activist born and raised in Bucharest.
N•A•K•E•D emerged from the need for visibility of the LGBTQ+ community and from my desire to help those who aren’t part of our sexual minority to understand us.
I hope people will understand that diversity means normality, and that we’re not less human, or almost human — therefore, human rights and equal civil rights should apply to us too.
I want to give a face and a voice to those that the homophobes hate without even knowing. I want them to understand that we’re not really all that different, and that our sexuality doesn’t define us as people.
I want N•A•K•E•D to be an emotional journey for them. I hope that they feel sadness and joy, fear and hope, shame and courage. I hope that they take a good look at my photos and read all the stories, so they can see what homophobia feels like. By knowing and understanding us, they can become our allies.