I am a self-taught nature photographer with extensive international travel experience. I am currently based in London, UK, but I grew up in the Romanian countryside where I came in contact with unspoiled nature at an early age. As a child, the annual week-long trip on the mountains was my favourite time of the year. Those distant adventures taught me to be curious about the world around, and formed me as an adult. I am now in constant need of experiencing new places and new people.

In addition to nature photography, I am also interested in documentary photography, environmental protection, conservation, sustainability, responsible tourism and storytelling in general. If you have a cool idea for an expedition or a project, I'd love to talk to you. Please get in touch at stefan.istrate@gmail.com.