Artist Statement

I was born 1985 in Budapest, Hungary and work and live in Germany. Even though I have studied business and economics, creativity has been a vital essence of my life and an important expression of my personality. I am a musician, and interior artist as well as a photographer.

In terms of photography, my first camera ever was actually an Apple iPhone 3G S. Starting in 2014, mobile photography has helped me to gain an easy and playful access to photography and to express my strong design sense and intuition for color, light and form visually. My photographs from this time look surreal and abstract, sometimes like a painting and often highlighting the surprisingly appealing strangeness of a place.

In 2019, my work has been awarded at the International Photography Awards (Smartphone Category) and got Honorable Mentions at the iPhone Photography Awards. Some of my works I have taken with my iPhone have been exhibited at the 13th Pollux Awards, Fine Art Photography Awards and the Minimalist Photography Awards, just to name a few.

In the same year, I became interested in contemporary image-making and recently started to work on my very first body of work called “Daniel? Come in.” – an intimate look into my intricate family background in Hungary.

Exhibitions

2020 Sony World Photography Awards (GB) - cancelled
2020 Foto Basel @ GUP's Fresh Talents 2020 (CH) - postponed
2020 Portraits Without Faces, PH21 Museum Budapest (HUN)
2020 Photos de Femmes, Chateau de LaLande, Crozon-sur-Vauvre (FR)
2020 Photos de Femmes, Chateau de Lomenie, Montpouillan (FR)
2020 Blank Wall Gallery, Athens (GR)
2020 The Budapest Diary, Ferencváros Cultural Center and Theater, Budapest (HUN)
2020 Glasgow Gallery of Photography (UK)

2019 Magnum Photos Masterclass Exhibtion, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest (HUN)
2019 Vision Excellence Awards, Limited Edition Gallery, Miami (USA)
2019 Berlin Photo Week, Photographic Exploration Project, Berlin (GER)
2019 Geneva Photo Club, Gallery Humanit’Art, Geneva (CH)
2019 Urban Summer Exhibit, Trieste (IT)
2019 FOCUS photo l.a. summer exhibition, Toth Gallery, New York (USA)
2019 The London Photo Show, 5th Base Gallery, London (UK)
2019 13th Pollux Awards, Valid Photo Gallery, Barcelona (ES)
2019 View Point Gallery, Halifax (CA)
2019 Zeitgleich-Zeitzeichen, Atelierhaus, Darmstadt (GER)
2019 The Festival Of Smartphone Photography, NUI, Galway (IE)

2018 VSCO Popup Gallery, Tokyo (JPN) and Oakland (USA)

Awards

2020 Sony World Photography Awards, Shortlist Street Photography
2020 The Mobile Photography Awards, Grand Prize Winner
2020 The Photograph, Honorable Mention Portrait, Animal and Travel
2020 The Independent Photographer, Open Call Editor's Pick
2020 Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Shortlisted One Shot Mobile
2020 Photos de Femmes, Honorable Mention
2020 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Honorable Mention Feminine Universe
2020 Moscow Foto Awards, Silver Winner Architecture

2019 APA Annual Photography Awards, 2nd Winner Architecture
2019 Travel Photography Of The Year, Finalist Smart Short iTravelled
2019 13th Pollux Awards, Winner Single Architecture, Cityscape, Wild Life
2019 International Photo Awards, 3rd Place Smartphone Photography
2019 iPhone Photography Awards, Honorable Mention Other. Animals
2019 The Independent Photographer, Emerging Talents Finalist
2019 The Motif Collective, Portraits Shortlisted
2019 Urban Photo Awards, Semifinalist Space & Architecture
2019 Fine Art Photography Awards, Nominee Architecture
2019 Minimalist Photography Awards, Honorable Mention Architecture
2019 MonoVisions Awards, Honorable Mention Streets Photography, People
2019 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards, Editor Selected Competition Gallery

Publications

2020 Sony World Photography Awards book

2019 Wanderlust Magazine (UK)
2019 Zeitgleich-Zeitzeichen Catalog (GER)
2019 Photographic Exploration Project Catalog (GER)
2019 The Independent Photographer Photobook 2019
2019 URBAN unvels the City and its Secrets - Vol. #05 (IT)

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