Cosmin Bumbuț worked as a fashion and advertising photographer for 15 years. His pictorials were published in magazines like Marie Claire, Elle, Tabu, and Esquire.
In 2013 he launched Bumbata, a book illustrating the day-to-day life of prisoners in the Aiud penitentiary. The anthology received awards in the National Design Competition and the Bun de Tipar Gala. Bumbuț has won several photography awards, including the Sony World Photography Award in 2015 for his project Camera intimă.
In 2013, he moved into a campervan with his partner, journalist Elena Stancu to work on documentary projects.