Three different photographers, three ways of shooting but one common aim – to show Budapest from the best perspective.
It’s not really difficult to capture the beauty of this city (no matter where you go, you feel like in a museum) but it’s super interesting to see photos of Budapest, where each of them represents totally different style.
A guide to big city life
Craig Hull is a UK photographer, based in Budapest and precious member of The Spoiled Queen magazine crew. His is currently running his Double Expose Europe project, where he fuses graphic ideas and photographic layers to create new scenes from usual locations.
Is it possible to have in one picture a Hungarian parliament and Buda Castle, if they are on both sides of Danube river?
Double expose project idea came from experimentation with photographic film and utilizing different elements to create a visual playground – said Crag. With a help of digital technology, these photographic prints can be made with more creative control, which allows to show in a totally new way cultural or architectural details of the particular city in Europe.
“Pick not so pretty and aesthetic object and make it look great with photography”
Above statement is consequently followed by Claudio P. Nunes – Portuguese architectural photographer, based in Budapest and one of the core member of The Spoiled Queen website. Claudio comes from an artistic background, with a very deep focus on architecture. His studies (architecture and urban planing) and fascination to graffiti, took him many times to abandoned and strange urban places. Claudio’s photos are very precise and sharp, sometimes they look so real, that you have a feeling, that you are actually standing in front of presented building. But there is also something magical, when you go through his landscape series. Even little, Hungarian village Sződliget or Bokod looks like a fantasy place, once photographed by CAPN.
Budapest pictures are beyond words, hard to describe their beauty.
Back in time
Anyone remembers analog cameras? Do I have readers here who were born before 1990? Recently, I spent few hours with a friend, who is a photographer based in Budapest, and uses only analog camera to capture the best moments in this city. Looking at her photos, is like looking at some vintage postcards, the texture of them is just incredible.
We had quite extensive conversation about the times, when photoshop did not exist and portraits presented the real faces of people, (not the one modified in program). Ania Jopp follows this concept, which results in a series of great shoots. Pure, nostalgic photos!
Would you like to meet those artists during some exhibition in Budapest?
What’s your view on modern photography?