About me

Hi, I’m Florin. Welcome to my writing and photography blog

I write about the power of stories to move people and, sometimes, mountains. What makes the difference between stories that build and stories that undermine and destroy. How to change the narrative and get rid of toxic stories.

Some years ago I started taking photos during my hikes in the wild. Then I started photographing urban landscapes. Only much later did I start photographing people. Not because I wasn’t interested but because I was afraid.

I recently started a photo project about the life stories of people with autism and their families.

I publish weekly. All photos are mine unless specified otherwise.

Through stories, we try to make sense of what is going on, find meaning, or cope with problems. Sometimes this helps: through stories we find meaning and motivation. You can defeat the dragon. You can escape from the bewitched forest. You are more than your failures.

But there are also stories that reinforce fragility and weakness, and keep us captive. Stories about what we desperately need, what we fear, what would make us happy or unhappy. Stories that keep us stuck in fear and dependence.

Stories are a double-edged sword. They can be used to build or destroy, to strengthen or to weaken. I want to understand not only what makes great stories work, what makes them inspire and move to action, but also how to break the spell of toxic stories we tell ourselves.

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