Hi, I am Elian Coman.

I am an enthusiast photographer with a keen interest in creating fine art painterly portrait photography. Together with my wife Diana, we are "Drag de Fotografie" which stands for Being in Love with Photography in Romanian.

I am Silver badge in Portrait Creative, 16th spot in country ranking - WPE Awards First Half 2022 

I am Top 10 Brasov photographers (Top 35 in country ranking), Top 100 Staged Photo and Top 200 Female Portrait photographer - 7th 35AWARDS.

My area of expertise is studio photography as I choose to fully control the light in my work, being able to place it and shape it as per my artistic choices. I create portraits of several kinds and ranging from children, singles and couples to fine art nude photography.

The projects I develop go from more or less casual portraits to highly elaborated visual stories. My main source of inspiration is art in general and baroque painting in particular - by all means and including lighting patterns and visual styling.

I am based in Brasov, Romania.

Critique & Reviews

“Wonderful light and colors!”

“Portrait of great intensity, executed magnificently. Excellent your way to use lights and color and your processing technique.

Beautiful light and great technology.”

“Very creative composition. Excellent technical execution. Masterful image processing applied.”

“Excellent light, shadow and mood.”

“Thank you so much for sharing your image. So beautiful deep colors and the photo tells an emotive story…

Beautiful portrait and vintage style.”

“A very engaging portrait, executed with great skill in image processing and composition.”

“Wow! Bravo - this is exceptionally well done - from the recreation of the painting in almost every detail to the superb technical quality. Terrific work.

An excellent photo with a great lighting mood and beautiful color contrasts. Congratulations.”

“A very refined and well composed portrait. Great mood, masterful image processing applied very well.”

“A very refined and well composed nude. I really liked your technical execution and your perfect lighting.

Excellent photography, careful down to the last detail, the composition is different from many photos, the lighting highlights the shapes of the model, it is a very good photo. All the best.”

“Amazing work! Excellent light, scene and mood! Very well done!”

“Gorgeous pose, setting and well executed! Great capture!”

“Creative and imaginative portrait with excellent lighting.”

“Nice composure and warm toned lighting, well captured.”

“Nude of great originality. You have shown great creativity and masterful light management and awesome technical skill in processing. Compliments.”

“Great light and composition. Congratulations.”

“Excellent portrait of the model's attitude with beautiful lighting and details.”