These Candid Photos of Romanian Scenes are Both Unusual and Mundane

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 6, 2015
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Photographer Tamas Hajdu takes candid photos of people and animals in his native Romania. The pictures are stark and give the impression of overwhelming ordinariness -- but they often contain a pleasantly surprising or unusual element, like a cow hiding in bushes or a tiny toy car on the dashboard of a real car.

The pictures showcase a unique talent for finding the irony or the oddity in small situations that most people would overlook: pigeons gathering in a patch of concrete that has been protected from the snow by a now-gone parked car, for example, or a snow-white statue of a soft-serve ice cream cone standing above a mound of dirty black snow.

The images create the feeling that Hajdu is taking us on a walk through his city, pointing out things that delight and surprise, but that we never would have noticed on our own.