The southern Carpathians dot more than 100 villages.
Photographer Alex slightly cool around the many villages scattered across the Southern Carpathians, in the historic region of Maramures in Romania, and met with the villagers who adhere to the same lifestyle as their ancestors hundreds of years ago.
In the Southern Carpathians people earn their living by hard work on the ground. Residents of remote villages in daily life wear traditional clothes, which did not change the memory of several generations.
The southern Carpathians dot more than 100 villages. The villagers live very simply. People still use horse-drawn carts. The only sign of civilization – bus, invented in 1845. Folk music and dance is an important part of the culture of the people living in remote areas in the Central part of Romania.
All photos were taken in villages scattered in the historical Maramures area. The portraits depict people from different places for their daily activities: work, rest, reflection.
“Unlike most people, they do not deal with modern technology, so not used to being photographed,” says the photographer. “The photographs they are absolutely natural, because I don’t want to look different than they really are”.
Commenting on his work, the photographer said: “Persons with these portraits show how versatile people can be in his simplicity.” According to the photographer, he wanted to tell about people who have the same lifestyle as a hundred years ago.
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