My name is Lucian
Cuibus. I’ve lived in Italy for several years since I had begun my researcher
activity in the food industry. Since I’m very young I’ve spent most of my free
time learning about photography and taking pictures. Thought this passion I’ve
meet Vicențiu Horincar, who became a good friend because we share the same
interest for the fine art of photography.
This summer we’ve put together
our thoughts to reveal the Story of the Transylvanian Count Dracula thought
pictures. We want to create a photo book that will follow the trail of Count
Dracula legend in Romania with pictures. There are many locations where it is
said that Dracula lived during his lifetime.
Our intentions are to reveal the beauty of these amazing natural sights
and the stories that follow the mythical image of Count Dracula.
Transylvania’s sits are
considered to have one of Earth's strongest magnetic fields and some say that
many of its people have extra-sensorial perception. Many people believe that vampires
had existed in Transylvania. Tales of the supernatural had been circulating in
Romanian folklore for centuries. This had inspired
the Irish writer Bram Stoker to write his famous novel about Count Dracula.
Count Dracula, a
fictional character in the novel “Dracula”, was inspired by one of the
best-known figures of the Romanian history, Vlad Țepes (Vlad
the Impaler), nicknamed, Vlad Dracul, who was the ruler of Walachia
at various times from 1456-1462.
He was born in 1431 in
and he resided all his adult life in Walachia, except for periods of
imprisonment in Pest and Visegrad (in Hungary).
In Romania you can find
important historical sites associated with Vlad Țepes
(Dracula), such as the 14th century town of Sighisoara
you can visit the house in which the count was born (now hosting a restaurant
and a small museum of medieval weapons).
Other Dracula sites
Old Princely Court
(Palatul Curtea Veche) in Bucharest;
where, according to legend, Vlad’s remains were buried;
The ruins of the Poenari Fortress
(considered being the
authentic Dracula's Castle);
The village of Arefu
Dracula legends are still told;
The city of Brasov
where Vlad led raids
against the Saxons merchants;
And the well-known Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle).
We offer the unique opportunity for each one of you
to research and discover together with us the true story behind Dracula’s myth
thought our photo book that we will put together with pictures taken on this
Of course, since today nothing is for free we need your financial support
to be able to make this project come true.
Even if we will try to cover most of the costs ourselves because we
believe the true story of Dracula should be told we would appreciate as well
your contributions. Your financial aid will be used with care in order to
cover some additional cost that may occur during our 2500 km travel, for
transport, accommodation and the production costs for the rewards that you will
receive as gratitude for supporting this project.
Once again to sum-up, the final purpose of our
endeavor is to create a fine art photo book that will contain fine art
photography accompanied by enticing (sau teasing) stories that will present you
a new viewpoint on the myth of the vampire Dracula.
Beside this photo book we are also offering as
rewards for your support: wallpapers, and a unique slideshow of the best shots
taken during this trip.
Your rewards level plan:
Level 1. With 5 EUR you will receive 5 unique
wallpapers with the most important Dracula’s sits.
Level 2. With 20
you will receive a Professional Photo Slideshow of Dracula’s sits.
Level 3. With 35
you will receive the digital copy of the Special Edition Fine Art Photo book. Through
this offer you can save the costs for production, postal fees and transport.
Level 4. With 100
you will receive a Special Edition Personalized DVD with more than 1000 photos
that will present the “made of” story of our trip to discover the true Story of
Count Dracula. Also you will get Level
Level 5. With 350
you will receive the Hard Cover Printed Limited Edition Photo book with
manually dressed Leather Covers. With this pack you will get a personalized DVD
with Level 1-4 rewards.
Level 6. With 1000
more you will receive Level 1-5 rewards and we are offering you
the touristic guidance and photo-shooting if you decide to visit Transylvania
and the Count Dracula’s sits. Also your name will be added on the Very Special
Thanks page in the Limited Edition Fine Art Photobook.
Note: All the names of people that
will support us to make this project come true by donating at Levels
will have their names mentioned on the Special Thanks page in the Limited
Edition Fine Art Photobook.