The unmade photo by Dorel Găină

Illustration by: George Roșu

The unmade photo by:
Loránd Vakarcs

Danube River, near Medgidia, 2000. One autumn afternoon, I saw a man walking around with his dog. They were a seemingly common pair, but if you looked more closely, you could see that the man did not have a leg, and the quadruped was a “four-legged” only by name. In a sort of macabre balance, of gloomy harmony, both of them lacked a foot. The man advanced slowly, leaning against a crutch, and the dog followed him quietly, his head bent. They both seemed resigned, and walked slowly past the Danube’s water. The man, the dog and the water flowed in the same direction, slowly resigned.

About Loránd Vakarcs

Since 2014 he is a photographer at Sinteza Magazine, and before that he worked for the newspapers: Clujeanul, Adevărul, Gazeta Sporturilor and collaborated with press photo agencies. Defines himself as a fine art documentary photographer and, from 2010, he follows the change and decay of the inherited industry from the communist period, parallel to the landscape and the people from the isolated villages in Romania.