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April 9, 2006
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Paparazzi by Ciril Paparazzi by Ciril
Did yesterday really happen? It was so magical. I was taking a reportage about gipsies! I spent the whole day with them in one of their villages. It was an amazing experience! :thumbsup: I have some great stuff to show you. I am very satisfied with my work over there but I might visit them again.

Btw there are about 8000 gipsies in Slovenia. They also live in Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. All together around 8-10 millions. And 8th April is their "world-day".
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90facets Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007   Photographer
SO adorable!!
NastasyaChiara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006

just amazing!the moment is great!!
Zlatty Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
I really love the colors in this one
the whole concept is great as well
nice work
rapidvision Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
Haha this is so awesome. I love his expression.
skorc Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
hudi izrazi na obrazih :D
tigran85 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
thats a cool little dude
therandomsinger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
Oh man. That's too cute!!!
O-range Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Super izkusnja!! :nod:
kinderschokolade Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
yeah nice snap. some extra qualityfactor is missing... i found out that 20d is not able to produce nice skintones.. they all look too plastic. the 1ds is much better in that point and film is still the best for skintones.

funny photo. show more
vulpul Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
Nice shot! :D

Unfortunately our gipsies (Romania) don't care that much about the whole comunity. A small part of them are nice people and very gifted in what they do (music from classical to folklore, tin craft, woodwork, bricks, and a lot more) but the majority of them went down the nasty road. A lot tof thiefs and beggars are gipsies and that's because many of them didn't care about education or didn't value their heritage or had any scale of values. Right now we have a lot of gipsies with no goal in life and they are not united at all. If you go to a gipsy village or a gipsy neighbourhood to take pictures the'll think you want to turn them in to the police (or a newspaper) for something and they'll be too aggresive trying to intimidate you to stay off. Sometimes this means threatening with violence after a shower of bad language. And in some ocasions some of them might think to start a fresh business start by aquiring your camera and stuff because it looks expensive and they might sell it after they've taken it from you :D You don't want that.

The minority of gipsies that are really cool and ok seem to be more like any other romanian, so there's no strong visual identity or tradition to dfine them as gipsies.. Only a few ones are keeping the old gipsy style alive although is extremely distorted by contemporary subculture. These few ones are the wealthy ones who display their money in any way available (gold teeth, mercedes, lincoln, massive gold jewelry, huge marble buildings although no architectural control whatsoever, etc.) It's more like they have been poor for too long and now they try to show off. Some of them are quite good on the showbiz line with singing a mingled kind of music (combined from folklore, oriental music like turkish, and cheap sound effects) which is extremely popular with the kids from the rural areas and the people with low or weak education. I've heard this kind of music all over the Balkans and I guess it's a regional phenomena. Anyway gipsies developed this a lot in Romania and there are a few of them considered superstars for this. :shrug: They're cool in their own way.
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