John Roshka Photographer

Film Street Photo #…

Posted in Chisinau, Moldova by John Roshka on August 8, 2012

I realized that it is very hard to maintain a blog. It is very hard to write what you feel so that people would really enjoy reading it. I read blogs on photography and there are certain and very few people who can write and describe photography so that I could really enjoy reading it. But these people have decades of experience in photography and they also can write very well.

Everytime I decide to write a post, I get very confused. I don’t know how to organize it, what to write, what to post (cause I have a lot of images) so that it would work for the audience.

Now, I am in a period of struggling. I am deciding what medium to stick to – digital, film 35mm or medium format. I want to explore all the possibilities, all the pro and cons and then decide.

This is image is a part of Film Street Photography project.

You can take a look at 3 more projects I have done on film:

Wide Streets

Black and White

Reflections in Black and White



Untitled, Chisinau, Moldova   Canon EOS 1n, Kodak Color Plus 200


Street Photos

Posted in Chisinau, Street by John Roshka on November 17, 2011

I try to make images during my way to work, as in Yellow post, or after work…that is to say after 2:00 p.m.

I don’t know why but it takes a lot of will to go photographing after 2:00 p.m unless I have to go somewhere: to photograph someone for PentruEa magazine , meet someone or other stuff.

These were taken during my way to work.

1. Scene from trolleybus. PANCOM intersection.

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July 21

Posted in Chisinau, Documentary, Moldova, Photography, Street by John Roshka on July 21, 2011

I’m being lazy or busy. Busy because I study Swedish and lazy because it’s been too hot these days…I guess. Anyway, here are some photos from today. I don’t have a lot of time for stories or long term projects, so I’m mainly shooting street. I love it. Don’t know why. It’s great to put pieces of a moment together, I believe.

Check out my friends blog. He is a French photographer doing his stories in Moldova.

1. Academy of Economical Studies yard.


2. Lady with red rose bag.


3. Man cutting the grass in front of a supermarket.

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Street Moment

Posted in Chisinau, Documentary, Moldova, Photography by John Roshka on June 27, 2011

Street Moment

I haven’t updated my blog for a long time. That’s bad.

I’ll do my best to show one image everyday. That will keep my working and will stimulate working with photography.


One of my images had been published in a German Economic Magazine

The Band “Yoj” / “ЕЖ”

Posted in Concerts by John Roshka on January 28, 2010
The band “Yoj” at Club Z Chisinau

These photos had been waiting on my hard drive for several months though a lot of my friends had been asking for me to process and post them online. Today I finished work earlier and decided to please everyone…

I’ve known this band and their music for years but until not long ago I met them in person. All of them are cool guys with music background. The bassist played in one of the most famous alternative band from Moldova, Alternosfera.

“Yoj” or Russian “ЕЖ” means hedgehog, so for people speaking English it may sound like “The Hedgehog” which I guess is not a very bad name for a band… 🙂

Found 2 videos on youtube. Check out their music.

In general, Chisinau has a lot of rock bands, from alternative to hard metal. They also have enough clubs to play their music at. Club Z is one of them. At this club on 14th of November 2009 the band Yoj had one of their concerts. Enjoy.

All the images were shot with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical IF. It’s an amazing lens for this kind of situation. The wide aperture gives the opportunity to get sharp images and zoom range might be enough for capturing great moments.


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