Collection of town historical photos
The series contains 6 pieces of large-sized photographs with 96 pictures on each. The series proves that we lived like that in Budapest and could see this as well around us at the beginning of the XXI. century.
The collection is continuable at any time: its pieces can be seen everywhere, we live with them, we pass them every day, up and down, during the darkness and in the daylight, in the heat wave and in the middle of the snowfall. They augment and multiply with us. One only needs to notice them. Everyone has the opportunity to see what is wanted to be seen.
These photos were taken at the famous Széchenyi Bath in Budapest, Hungary, by special underwater analog camera.
My District is called Újlipótváros. This is a well-known part of the city of Budapest, capital of Hungary. This special part of Budapest has been photographed from many places and in thousand ways. It was not easy to find a new perspective.
Due to its age this part of the city - similarly to New York or Barcelona - has checkerboard-textured structure with straight, elongated and parallel streets designed with a ruler. To be able to mirror this geometric system the only thing I had to do to climb up, to get no higher than the floor of buildings looking down the streets.
For this approach I had to exit Újlipótváros a little. I stayed around and knocked on strangers' doors to get to their window or balcony I climbed the roof of a shopping center. I spent almost a year with taking photos from the sourrinding buildings of my town to create this serie showing it in different seasons of the year and parts of the day.
by the Encyclopædia Britannica
This understanding of photography’s supposed objectivity has dominated evaluations of its role in the arts. In the early part of its history, photography was sometimes belittled as a mechanical art because of its dependence on technology. In truth, however, photography is not the automatic process that is implied by the use of a camera. Although the camera usually limits the photographer to depicting existing objects rather than imaginary or interpretive views, the skilled photographer can introduce creativity into the mechanical reproduction process. The image can be modified by different lenses and filters. The type of sensitive material used to record the image is a further control, and the contrast between highlight and shadow can be changed by variations in development. In printing the negative, the photographer has a wide choice in the physical surface of the paper, the tonal contrast, and the image colour. The photographer also may set up a completely artificial scene to photograph.
The most important control is, of course, the creative photographer’s vision. He or she chooses the vantage point and the exact moment of exposure. The photographer perceives the essential qualities of the subject and interprets it according to his or her judgment, taste, and involvement. An effective photograph can disseminate information about humanity and nature, record the visible world, and extend human knowledge and understanding. For all these reasons, photography has aptly been called the most important invention since the printing press.