I am Dan Florin Spataru, born in 1972 and based in Christchurch, New Zealand. I am a multi-disciplinary visual artist, and on this website the main focus is  photography. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphics Arts, from the West University of Timisoara, Romania, but for the last 25 years, I have been involved in commercial advertising occupying various practical and skillful roles, from graphic designer, web designer (in the time of flash animation), creative retouching, etc. For more, please check my portfolio at danswork.co.nz or encoilmark.com




For Licensing inquiries please contact first via email . All images on this website © Dan Florin Spataru. The unauthorized use of any images on this website will be litigated.

All images printed by artist on Archival Fine Art paper, (with Epson P800 printer).
Each print has applied a layer of protection against scratching and enhances u.v. resistance. (Hahnemule Fine Art Protective Spray). All prints are signed.

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b&w #03 / the negative night

series 3

        b&w #02

         series 1
         2007 — 2018


        Land #01

         series 1
         2019 — 2020

        In the lights of Heathcote Valley streets
         full color series #01 — 2020

         A COVID-19 diary juggling fable with fabulous in 25 images.

        In the lights of Heathcote Valley streets* /b&w
         black & white series — 2020

         A COVID-19 diary juggling fable with fabulous in 27 images.


        silent neuro-baroque #01

         series 1
         2013 — 2018
I have been working on this series since 2013 and I am still hunting for such places, mainly park dumpling grounds.
They were once domesticated flowers, shaping various geometrical forms, but now they are free, free from our geometry.

        Mo 01

        series 1

woods 01

series 1
2017 — 2019



sign-screen 01

series 1


sand collection #01

series 1

urbaum project, dan florin spataru, photography, encoilmark


vertical waters #01
series 1



Series of images I took between 2001 and 2017,
from Auckland Domain. Dumpling ground,
plants pulled out of earth and
through for compost