I’ve been appreciating German photographer Stefan Rohner’s beautiful work for a while now, and I’m thrilled to share some of his images in this space. Stefan was born in Uberlingen, on the shores of Lake Constance, and moved to Berlin in his 20s where he became known for creating large-scale oil paintings. He later worked as a documentary photographer, traveling extensively throughout places like Morocco and India. He currently lives in Ibiza and works as a full-time professional photographer, shooting mostly portrait, landscape, and street photography.
Earlier this summer, Stefan took off on a three-week trip through rural Hungary and Romania. Departing from the Hungarian flatlands, he and a friend rode across the rolling hills of Transylvania and into the Făgăraș Mountains, always opting for the quietest roads they could find. These quiet and remote roads led them to isolated farming villages where people seemed fully self-sufficient. His traveling companion was unable to continue the journey after breaking his hip in a serious crash. After spending several days in the hospital together, they both decided that Stefan should pedal on alone. Despite not knowing the language, he found his way across the rural landscape thanks to the kind and friendly people he encountered along the way.