When I look for photographers I not only look for stunning photos but to those pieces which inspire me to decorate a space around. Those images that simply takes me out of reality and in to a dream world of visualization.
A photographer that takes photos which evokes this feeling is Hungarian Akos Major. With a keen eye for composition and colours I am finding his pieces hard to resist. Born in 1974 he spent some time studying Arts and Design in Budapest where he gained a degree in Visual Communication. After having worked 10 years in the Ad-agency he decided to take the leap of faith and go as a freelance designer/photographer. Aren’t we happy he did so?
The photos which one can see in his portfolio are travel and landscape photos. They all possess a feeling of familiarity and serenity due to its organic settings yet they have a mystical feeling as they are all taken from a land far off. Cambodia, Turkey, Thailand and UAE are places which illustrates these settings here. Since I have a love for travelling and discovering new cultures it might not be a surprise why his photos are so appealing to me.
When I talked to Akos through email the other day it showed that he had a rather casual feel about his work. He in fact does not define these images as work since they are all travel photos.
“[…] these photos are records of places I’ve visited, tourist photos -in my style. I was carrying my film cameras and was shooting everything that caught my interest.”
We also talked a bit about style and he shared that he prefers taking photos in serene settings. He tries to stay away from busy cities but says that he has a soft spot for Bangkok and is eager to go back for a visit with his camera. Since I have never been to Bangkok, I am hoping that he will get his wish come true and wants to share his discoveries with us yet another time.