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Claudiu Ciprian Popa

Born in Romania, in 1973. Started in photography in 2000 assisting Nicolae Cosniceru the renowned Romanian photographer. A 2008 graduate of University Of Drama and Film, specializing in Cinematography and Photography. Worked as assistant photographer and photographer for important advertising campaigns for companies such as Orange, Vodafone, Renault, Petrom-OMV, Bancpost, Romtelecom, Coca-Cola, etc…
Worked as Freelance Photographer at many commercial photo-sessions, fashion and stage (still) photography. As Director of Photography, made over 10 Tv-commercials, over 12 short-movies and short documentaries and co-signee at the documentary "Turn off the Lights" 2012 lunched at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012.
In 2008 received the Award for Best Cinematography at Cinemaiubit Film Festival in Romania.
On 18 June 2012, I was one of the selected artists to be a part of the Annual Exhibition “Art Takes Times Square” event organized by Artists Wanted – New York.
In 2013 coproduce and sign the cinematography of the romanian-portuguese short movie “Luminita”. “Luminita” get many awards in festivals and in 2014 was honored with the Portuguese Film Academy award Sophia for best Portuguese short.