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BACHELORS by Claudiu Popescu text by Ioana Pelehatăi

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achelors need to be photographed, because they are an endangered species. Men die younger than women, so it is statistically within reason that they might die out in a few years. Bachelors do as they please. They spend their nights in clubs, drink, and womanize without having to answer to anyone. They go out with their boys, miss no ball games, and get all the women they want. Bachelors are sexy because they harbor a certain mystique. You never get to learn their whole story. They’re single because that’s the way they want it. They alone know the whole reason behind that, but there are plenty of other men (and women, too) looking for an opportunity to find out.

Bachelors are a crying shame. Their homes are unspeakably messy, they’re clueless about what to wear, they eat whenever they remember to, and they are completely helpless overall. That about sums up all the clichés about bachelors. With no preconceived idea as a starting point, we aim to find out which ones are real, which are fake, and maybe even reveal a couple of new ones, which we would have never considered. A preview of an ongoing photography project accompanied by brief interviews with bachelors. *bachelor, n. = financially independent male human around the age of thirty, currently living on his own and with no plans of changing the status quo for a while. 16


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IN LOVE WITH

ROMANIA

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Eforie, 1972 © Gerrit Jan Robeer

Eforie, 1973 © Gerrit Jan Robeer

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Bucharest, 1973 © Gerrit Jan Robeer

Bucharest, 1974 © Gerrit Jan Robeer

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Aida, 54, is serving a 10 year sentence for murder. She misses watching TV, taking her grandchildren to the park, taking care of her family and taking walks in the city. Š Ioana CÎrlig

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Luminița, 28, is serving a 3 year sentence for drug trafficking. She misses going out to restaurants with her family, going out and playing with her 2 children, she misses her home and her family and cooking for them. © Ioana Cîrlig

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Iulia, 32, has been sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in Târgșor for involuntary manslaughter. She told me that the thing she misses the most is being able to take a bath whenever she wants. © Ioana Cîrlig

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Elena, 34, served a 2 year sentence for theft. She has been released in May. She told me she missed cooking her favorite foods: spaghetti and dumplings, she missed her children and her husband, she missed taking walks in the park, having barbecues and having fun (going out to restaurants and discos). Š Ioana CÎrlig

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