Romanian freelance artist, photographer and hip-hopper Lupu Marius splits his activities between music, urban architecture photography and visual diary snapshots. The underground influence is being cast on almost every aspect of his artistic views, and most likely on his real life, too. One of the photo-series that caught our eyes was the one where he depicts the “all we’d want that” kind of period he’d been living with his girl friends, a group of three students at The Faculty of Architecture.
That’s right! Imagine long, unforgetable nights, books and papers all over the place, freshly washed T-shirts and panties drying out on chairs or hanging from the ceiling. One of the girls is studying while another throws her legs on the wall. One is smoking or drinking, while another cooks some fries. It not only sounds like loads of fun (uhm… lucky bastard!), but it’s probably every young man’s wet dream. I’ve been living myself for 2 years with two students, and believe me, it’s worth it (except for the hair stuck in the sink and the never ending phone talks in the middle of the fucking night).
All joking aside, the photographer succeeds, in a simple manner, to transport us into the juvenile and rebel atmosphere of nowadays studentship, a combination of life purpose pursuit, acceptance, kinky innuendos and youth that keeps fighting for its perpetuation in a world and time where everybody’s on a rush to adulthood and maturity.
Marius dedicated even more intimate photoshoots to Melania, one of the girls he’s been living with and also the owner of “Architecture Diary” (ro. ‘Jurnal de Arhitectura’), a page created to promote Bucharest’s urban ruins and less promoted architectural jewels. You can check some of them below.
Browse through his Facebook photostream for more and like Melania’s architecture photo project here. Also, check out Marius’s YouTube Channel and his next music project – “From Nowhere” (ro. ‘De Nicaieri’) (details here).