100 Year Old Houses by Zsolt Hlinka
Zsolt Hlinka is a Hungarian photographer based in Budapest. He started his career in press industry, becoming leader and co-owner of a publication. However, photography was in his mind all along. “I am fascinated by the urban mood and evening lights. But landscapes with strange mood also seize me by the eye and thoughts. I am looking for geometry and symmetry obsessively in each composition.” he explains. In fact, this is evident by this series, 100 Year Old Houses.
The wonderful installations reside at Nagykörút, the Grand Boulevard of Budapest. Grand Boulevard is one of the most important routes of the city. Hlinka identifies symmetry as one of the most significant elements of photography. Symmetry is definitely present in the series. “As the buildings are framing the sky, the contrast is getting maximized between geometric, sealed networks of architectural forms and the unsubstantial, infinite space of the sky. Looking at the accurately constructed, central photographs it feels like the buildings are tunnels driving to the infinity of the sky” Zsolt Hlinka adds. The result is impressive. Enjoy.