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 …

Tulasi and prayer, bhakta (male Krisna devotee) is praying with his japa during the early morning Mangala arati ceremony, circling around the sacred Tulasi

Project Devotion reloaded…

I’ve visited the “Krisna Valley” again last weekend. This time I could only spend a brief weekend there which is not much, but still enough to tune in and catch up with my project. Here is an image from the early morning ceremony, called Mangala arati that starts at 4.30AM. After the “arati”, the devotees meditate with their “japas” chanting the Maha mantra (Hare Krishna mantra) , while some of them walk around the sacred “tulasi” plant.

Buso festivities in Hungary

National Geographic publications and recent achievements! :)

October has been quite vivid for me and gave me a lot of energy to move forward and keep going on the chosen path in photography. I have made a decision early this year that I will stop photographing so many things, and will only concentrate on the issues, topics I’m really interested in. Back to October… First I received an email that my images made it to the finalist round in the Travel Photographer of the Year 2014. The final round of judging will happen on 2nd December, so keep your fingers crossed. Some of my images about the “Busó” …