Videos on YouTube

Hey All! It’s been a long time I posted here, but so many things happened in the past 6 months. Apart from new publications in Földgömb magazine and National Geographic Travel, my beloved love-project, “the Busó” has gone viral. After it’s been featured on So Bad So Good, I’ve been approached by VICE Media, Society (a French biweekly magazine) and many many more, both online and print. While currently I’m heavily preparing for this year’s Busó festivities in Mohacs, and the thematic exhibition (first in Mohacs, then in Budapest, Hungary), I’ve set up my YouTube channel, where you can follow …

Published again!

My beloved “Buso” project got published and featured again. This time, first it appeared on So Bad So Good (both the website and on FB), then it started to go viral. First a German website approached me, then VICE Australia, then Society, a French bi-weekly printed magazine. I’m very grateful and happy about all these and will keep working on my buso project with double or even triple effort. The next steps: I’m organizing a large-scale exhibition of the Buso project first in the Busoudvar, Mohacs (home of the festivities). The exhibition will open on 9th February 2019 and I’ll bring …

“There and back again”

Dear loyal visitor! I know I haven’t been very kind to you, as I didn’t write for a long time, but here and now I promise to change it and will post more often and more regularly. In March, I’ve joined an expedition in Senegal, where the 7 of us visited the main, and less known UNESCO cultural world heritage sites and communities. I will soon write a detailed blog post about it, with photos as well. You can browse the selected photos from Senegal here. This autumn there are plans to visit Nepal and Southern India and we have …

New slideshow of my images from Africa

Hey All! It’s been a while I last checked in and i realized that I haven’t yet shared some of my new videos I created from footages and images I recorded in Africa during my trips in 2013 (Nigeria) and 2015 (Uganda). First off, here is a slideshow of my images from the 2 trips. Here is video, called Mzungu from my footages from Uganda, off the beaten track for sure. Mzungu (pronounced [m̩ˈzuŋɡu]) is a Bantu language term used in the African Great Lakes region to refer to people of European descent. It is a commonly used expression among …

HIPA Instagram Competition update – and a “lesson” from children to all of us

Yesterday I’ve received the news that one of my photos from Uganda has been selected as a winner in the HIPA Instagram Competition.   I was overwhelmed and still am. After the initial comforting feelings, that were like “Holy sh!t!”, I’ve been thinking about the moment when I captured this image and decided to write a blog post. Whenever I’m applying to a photo competition and I’m carefully selecting the photos I’d like to submit, there are many things I’m considering. Does this image tells something? Does it convey emotions? Does / can it move the viewer in any way? …

Glowing little eyes in the dark

During my stay in Eastern-Uganda I had the chance to visit a small, rural orphanage. The St Kizito Babies home is in Mbale district and currently houses about 40 children between 0 and 5 year-old. The institution was established in 1968 by the Mill Hill missionaries. Children are looked after by nuns and social workers who work very long hours every day to make sure each and every child receive the same amount of care and love. As a parent (father of a beautiful 2 year-old girl) I had very strong and mixed feelings during those hours spent in the orphanage. …

Back from Uganda

My brief journey to Uganda is over and I’m overwhelmed by what I experienced there. I joined a humanitarian (medical) mission in Mbale district, close to the Kenyan border. A small team of doctors volunteered to help diagnose and treat locals for 3 weeks (they are still there) and I documented their work. I have also hiked a bit in the nearby Mount Elgon National park and visited a local coffee plantation which was breathtaking.   I will upload a reportage on the medical mission soon to my portfolio and also another one on a local orphanage which I’ve visited. I’m …

Next destination: Uganda

Details are rounding up as the days go by, but the bottomline is: I’m traveling to Uganda in early April to work with a volunteer medical mission in rural areas. I’ll document the daily work and lives of the doctors along with locals and will also document local issues. I’m still researching what are the current issues, issues I feel people should know about. Raising awareness while showing how people live there, portraits and so on. At this point I’m finalizing the details and also checking if all my vaccinations are okay or if I need to repeat some of …

Tourist couple taking a selfie at the Colosseum at blue hour

Back from Rome

I recently spent a few days in Rome, the eternal city as many call it. I was amazed by the historical heritage, the amazing architecture and obviously the Italian cuisine. :) Apart from photographing the sites, I also continued a “project” I started in last May: photographing tourists photographing themselves or the sites or both (A.K.A. tourists taking selfies with sites in the background). Tourists taking photos is obviously not a new thing, they always did this and will always do it. But the selfie sticks are somewhat new and around the historical sites, there are vendors who sell _only_ selfie …