Cosmin Motei – Summer Hugs

Cosmin Motei has been a staff photographer for Pro Sport daily sports newspaper for 6 years and a contract photographer for Mediafax News Agency in Romania since 2008. He was a participant in the Missouri Photo Workshop in 2009.



Diana, an 18 years old teenager from Targu Mures, hitchhiked to Vama Veche, a small Romanian village on the coastline of the Black Sea with no money in her pockets. Her plan was to earn money by offering hugs for 1 LEU so she could have fun for a few days.

There she met Victor. Victor was from the same town, and he was also offering hugs for 1 LEU. Little by little, they started spending all the time together: making money, sharing their food, the drinks, the fun and one tent.














More images and other interesting projects on Cosmin Motei’s website. He is a freelance photographer and available for assignments either in Bucharest or anywhere else.