ErAn Croitoru
ErAn Croitoru | Animated Photography

About Me


I’m a 42-year-old photographer who still enjoys playing with toys.
I love creating and using multiple mediums to do so.
It may look like these images were created just with photo editing software, but the truth is that
everything you see here actually happened in real life. :)

I spend months and sometimes years on a single image, developing the story and idea behind it and gathering or creating all the parts I need for setting up the scene and taking the picture.
But it never ends with just the click of the camera; I finish creating the image by editing my photographs.

Every object has a little story to tell
They may seem as simple as still objects, but my imagination regularly runs wild; I imagine all things have their secret lives and dreams.
Love, war, parenting, and friendship are just a few of the topics I like to explore.
I believe everyone can relate to these basic human emotions, or imagine a completely different story for the image.

If you can imagine it, you can create it
I want this series of images to open people’s minds, especially young people. I also want to show that you don’t need fancy equipment in order to dream and create.

My current goal is to make an interactive exhibition for families and give everyone the chance to tell their stories.

Thank you for listening to my story.

Publication on:
ViralNova, PetaPixel, Gizmodo, BoredPanda,, Pitria(Hebrew),