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A photographers inside view of the elite at Europe's largest Porn awards!

Bucharest, Romania 2021 and I have arrived at the Sheraton hotel after a long absence and closed doors. Covid119 really did effect a lot of industries, not least the porn industry and it's all

happening right here in Bucharest, Romania at the Bucharest Summit.

Not wanting to give too much away at this moment, I will break the shows into the respective organizer's; Bucharest Summit, TES Affiliate Conference's and AW Summit.


At the Bucharest Summit which, will be 1 of 3 award shows I am to attend over the next 10 days, we will see the a world of glamour and glitz that you expect from Hollywood. The award shows themselves are centered around 3 days, first day is a meet and great, dinner and party, second day is educational training and support followed by dinner and party and the third day is networking followed by dinner and the awards gala.


As a photographer whos shoots slow moving or even dead still objects, this was baptism by fire!

To explain, I am familiar with the concept of creating an image, location, creative lighting systems, a model perhaps, direction which gives carefully crafted control of a shoot followed by selection and editing. This was nothing like that, not even close, id say it was like a wedding, ,but still your not close, this was up before anyone find familiarize with the ground, events, schedule, key figures and then shoot shoot shoot moving around watching for opportunity, you not confined to one room, this is the entire hotel and the steps you put in are enormous!

So there I am in the lift, shirt on covered in logos of sponsors and who do I bump into, the first person?! Mugur Frenzetti! You know when you meet someone but not entirely sure, but you are sure and your kind of stuck in an awkward silence? That was this moment still he invited me to sit with him at breakfast.

Mugur is a gentleman and the organizer of the Bucharest Summit and owner of Studio20.

He's pictured here with his right-hand Andra Chingeanu.

With breakfast out the way and I take a very deep breath I crack on whizzing around the hotel looking for opportunities, people are still checking-in, getting passes and then freshen-up.

I head back to my room, upload, select, delete and edit and send my images by wetransfer to my sponsor and I'm back off out the door to repeat the same process.

I'm working my way around people and companies shoot and send quick shower, dinner, shot and send, party, shoot and send until 3am! This is day one and I have 10 days of this not to mention flying to Prague, detour via some Russian airport and back to Bucharest!

The days are slow, the parties are mega, the pace is super fast and once your used to it and get your timings and rest perfected it all falls into place.

The investment and organization that goes into these parties are on festival scale in a world of fine dinning. There are awards for every category you can think of from Fetish Female Model to Best Webcam Model Trainer.


I could honestly write a book about these events alas I have just one pair of hands. I've made a youtube video and I do hope to be invited back again where I will be prepared for the unexcepted and because I longer work with my sponsor (these things happen when they run off with the commission!) I will be giving myself well deserved rest in these beautiful cities.


Until the next time, keep safe and be good.


I'm Alex (Mo Mann) of Voodoo Shotz





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