VAGABOND TV

THE PLACE OF FREE JOURNALISM

ONE FREE MAN

EXPLORING THE WORLD

ONE CAR

A '90s AWESOME BMW

A GENUINE IDEEA

A CARAVAN, A LAPTOP & A PHOTO CAMERA

A LIMITLESS ADVENTURE

AMAZING PLACES, UNBELIEVABLE VIEWS

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JOURNALISM

In this section you can find random articles about different subjects. Usually, I have at least a compact photo-camera with me and,  if something interesting is happening, I try to make a story using photos. Still, sometimes the story behind the photos deserves to be written.

The story in photos and the story behind the photos, this is what you can read there. Always, true stories. Always from the field. If I can’t get involved, I don’t write.

I’m an apolitical atheist. You will not find here any opinions, findings or propaganda. I write for myself, always complying to the principles above. Even when I am hired to write or to shoot a specific subject,  I do the job for myself, in my way.

PHOTOJOURNALISM

We can measure time in years, days, hours or seconds, but we cannot stop it. Cool-headed and rebellious, it flies, regardless of anyone and anything. Sometimes, we live moments that happen once in a lifetime and we want to freeze them and to keep the delight of that unique feeling, but we have no chance. We can just take a picture and time may flow freely, because we stole one second.

Therefore, the picture is a miracle. Over years, the rectangle of paper gives us the same emotions as the moment the camera lens left time to pass through.

Still, you will not find here only beauty frozen by serendipity. The truth is life isn’t always beautiful and journalism is about truth, not about beauty.

VIDEOJOURNALISM

In this section you will find episodes of Vagabond Series, a  documentary with special people, true contemporary heroes.

Vagabond is a journey around the world, through lifes and destinies done by one single man drivind  an old BMW with a caravan attached, using a Nikon camera and an HP laptop to write true stories. The soundtrack of the movie is composed by the band URMA

Vagabond  is the gateway to a fairytale world. Just like in the stories that filled our minds when we were children, in this documentary the past, the present and the future are intertwined on a scene where heroes of old times come alive in a real adventure, full of strength, bravery and innocence.

TESTIMONIALS

“Ovidiu Jelea was a student of mine at the VSLO 2014  film-workshop in Vama Veche, Romania. One day Ovidiu approached me and asked me if I would like to see a film that he had made.  I was a bit hesitant.  The next day we had breakfast together.   Ovidiu turned on his notebook and screened me his film.   The first documentary of his series of Vagabond project, this was the film about the Romanian racing-car driver Claudiu David.
 
I was overwhelmed.  What he showed me was way beyond any of my expectations.   Ovidiu Jelea is a natural born film-maker.  He has a personal nerve, an understanding and a God given talent for film-making that is rarely seen.  Ovidiu will go very far in international film-making if he wants to.  What Ovidiu needs is a producer that could help him tighten his films.  With that support, he will be a Film Festival winner and he will become a recognized film-maker at top international level.  It is a privilege for me to know Ovidiu. “
“Since the first proposal, we have embraced the Vagabond project and we are impressed by the vision that Ovidiu Jelea has for this film and the professionalism with which he treats the main characters. We believe that this film has an educational role for the young because it aims to highlight the types of models less promoted by Romanian media: ordinary people doing extraordinary things every day with passion and determination.
 
We encourage the unique approach that Ovidiu has in this project, we particularly appreciate the characters that he chooses, how he works with his partners and his respect for them. Nikon is not at the first collaboration with Ovidiu, we supported him in a different project that involves high altitude mountain expeditions done in winter and we were extremely impressed with the results of the tests made ​​with Nikon equipment in extreme conditions.”
“I gladly accepted to be the first protagonist of the Vagabond Series made by Ovidiu Jelea because this is how I felt. I often work with the media but I never fully exposed myself, I’ve never  revealed the most intimate moments of my life. I did this in front of Ovidiu and his Vagabond project, project that fascinated me primarily through how it’s done : one single shot,  no training, no directing or script.
 
Now I am friend with Ovidiu and I feel happier that I’ve responded positively to his short and simple question: “do you want to be the hero of my first film?” Vagabond Series is much more than a flow  of unique images. This series is about real people, with real people seen  through the eyes and the soul of a real man. It’s about real life experiences. This authenticity makes him extremely valuable. “

PARTNERS

PHILOSOPHY

I work with top tier brands. Through the Vagabond documentary I also tell the stories of the amazing people that I meet.
Behind this collaboration lies a simple philosophy: a true partnership is based on respect, trust and mutual advantage.
If you agree with the principle above and  if you see an oportunity to work together on a project, write me.
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