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I’m Marius Surleac. I was born in Vaslui and now I live in Bucharest.

I am a physicist & also a poet. Believe it or not, for me, both of them go hand in hand. Much later I started taking photos with my phone & in 2015 I switched on a DSLR camera, and then to the mirrorless systems. I could say that all my passions complete each other, and I continue to study and perfect them.

I like experimenting, in poetry & photography as well, each one having its own message that could be perceived differently from one individual to another.

Hopefully you will enjoy what you may find on this webpage and, more than that, I’m keen on collaborations.


  • Olympus E-M1 Mark II camera
  • Olympus E-M5 Mark II camera
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 ED IS PRO
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 MACRO lens
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 75‑300mm 1:4.8‑6.7 II
  • Raynox DCR-250 macro conversion lens
  • Cullmann Alpha 3800 tripod

Past equipment: Nikon D7100; Nikon Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED; Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED; Metz 64 AF-1 Nikon flash, Samyang 7.5mm 1:3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO.

Photo editing software: Lightroom 6, Adobe Photoshop CS5

If you’re looking for a photographer feel free to contact me at: marius.surleac@gmail.com


Marius Surleac is a physicist, poet, translator & enthusiast photographer.


***** POETRY *****

His poetry was published by international journals: Pif Magazine (US), MadHat Lit (US), The Ilanot Review (IL), Literary Orphans (US), Prick of the Spindle (US), Five2One (US), Futures Trading (CA), BLYNKT (UK), Levure littéraire (FR), Alephi (IN), Shot Glass Journal (US), Poetry Bus (IE), Miracle (US), NTM (US), The Ofi Press Magazine (MX), Bare Fiction (UK), Linden Avenue (US), Atlas and Alice (US), Pure Coincidence (US), 94 Creations (US), Posit (US), The Strip (US), City Lit Rag (US), Dear Sir (AT), Mad Swirl (US), Uut (US), Poetry Super Highway (US), Spillwords (US), Novo Slovo (RS), Atlas Poetica (US), Boston Poetry Magazine (US). His poetry was published by Romanian journals as well: Luceafărul, Convorbiri Literare, LiterNet, Subcapitol, Hyperion, Conta, Vatra, Tiuk, Oglinda Literară, EgoPhobia, Feedback, Singur, Algoritm literar, Subcultura, Ecouri Literare, 13 Plus, Cuib literar.

***** TRANSLATIONS *****

EN to RO translations, in collaboration with Chris Tănăsescu (MARGENTO), have been published by the Romanian journals: Dilema Veche, Poesis International, Semne Bune, Timpul, Subcapitol, EgoPhobia.
RO to EN translations, in collaboration with Marc Vincenz, have been published by Asymptote (US), Solstice (US). RO to EN translations, in collaboration with Chris Tănăsescu (MARGENTO), have been published by Asymptote (US).

He translates into Romanian, poetry by G. C. Waldrep, Marc Vincenz, Fady Joudah, Cornelius Eady, Valzhyna Mort, Susan Lewis, Hélène Cardona, John FitzGerald, Peycho Kanev, Julie O’Yang. He translates into English poetry by Ion Monoran, Diana Iepure.

***** BOOKS *****

He has published an original collection of poetry in Romanian: “Zeppelin Jack” (Herg Benet, 2011) and a bi-lingual collection of translations, “The Propaganda Factory, or Speaking of Trees / Fabrica de Propaganda, sau Apropo de Copaci” by Marc Vincenz, (Tracus Arte, 2015).

His poetry and prose, have been published in Romanian anthologies: “Ziua cea mai lungă” (Herg Benet, 2011), “Alertă de grad zero în proza scurtă românească actuală” (Herg Benet, 2011), “#REZIST! POEZIA” (Paralela 45, 2017), “MonoLog” (Brumar, 2019).

***** PHOTOGRAPHY *****

His photography has been selected in a few collective photography exhibitions and published in magazines and curated galleries such as: 1x, One Eyeland, Vogue Italia, PiART, National Geographic – Your Shot, FineArt-Portugal, Photographize MonochromeWorbz, BLUR Magazine, MonopixEye Photo Magazine, Zebra Monochrome MagazinePhotoTeam Romania, Bucurestiul meu drag.

Other links:
National Geographic – Editors’ favorites

Awards & Achievements:
One Eyeland Photography Awards 2017 - Finalist
TZIPAC 6th Zebra Awards 2017 - Finalist
mifa (Moscow International Foto Awards) 2018 - Honorable Mention
Monochrome Photography Awards 2018 - Honorable Mention
ipa 2018: OneShot Street Photography - Honorable Mention
TZIPAC 7th Zebra Awards 2019 - Finalist
MonoVisions Photography Awards 2019 - Honorable Mention
bifa (Budapest International Foto Awards) 2019 - Gold Medal
ND Awards 2019 - Honorable Mention
One Eyeland Photography Awards 2019 - Finalist
MonoVisions Photography Awards 2020 - Honorable Mention
TZIPAC 8th Zebra Awards 2020 - Finalist

Personal photo exhibitions:
Matrice și Percepție, held at the Romanian Academy – „Theodor Pallady” Hall (April 9-14, 2018) & F64 exhibition hall (May 3-25, 2018), Bucharest, Romania.

Collective photo exhibitions:
MIFA 2018 Winner’s exhibition, projected, held at the Moscow Photocenter on Gogolevsky Boulevard, 8 (September 19-22, 2018), Moscow, Russia.
SPOT on STREET, international exhibition, 4th edition, held at the F64 exhibition hall (September 5, 2018), Bucharest, Romania.
Nature and Eye, 2nd edition, held at the Platform of Research in Biology and Systemic Ecology Conference Hall (December 8, 2017), Bucharest, Romania.
Nature and Eye, 1st edition, held at the Platform of Research in Biology and Systemic Ecology Conference Hall (December 16, 2016), Bucharest, Romania.
Street Delivery 2013, held at the FotoHobby shop (July 25, 2013), Bucharest, Romania.

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