photographed by Mark Wilman

A year of Interaction with a Historical Music Band from Bucharest

PARTIZAN'S origins date back to the 1980s when its founding members, Razvan Moldovan and Adrian Plesca formed Timpuri Noi (Modern Times), a subversive act during the last decade of the Ceausescu period.

In the early nineties, until 1995, Timpuri Noi was arguably the top Romanian music group. During that time, they played as opening performers at concerts in Bucharest for internationally famous bands and musicians such as: Ian Gillan, Uriah Heep, Scorpions, Saxon, Paradise Lost, Jethro Tull, Iron Maiden, Kreator, Eros Ramazzotti, Joe Cocker and Rod Stewart.

PARTIZAN was formed in 2001 yet again by Razvan Moldovan and Adrian Plesca.

Mark photographed the band over a year-long period seeing the arrival of new lead singer Laura Brat and the departure of Adrian.