With photographs that are both surreal and insightful in nature, our featured artist this week is the wonderful Nóra Barabás of Hungary. Playing out as a mixture of deeply personal memories and emotions and shot primarily on black and white film, her galleries are littered with visually abstract and beautifully introspective images.
Honest and assured in approach, she uses photography as a means to explore themes of solitude, existence and mortality.
“I like to believe that my photographs are mirrors of different emotions, they are always related to something inside — an existing feeling, feelings or even thoughts, dreams — it’s just easier for me to communicate them in pictures. I like to think there is a world beyond words.”
When we asked what inspires her and where she draws her creativity from, she told us:
“My main inspiration is melancholy. Even with that said, so do vast remote landscapes (especially the sea, mountains and the North — I hope to get there as soon as possible), interesting faces/souls, abandoned places, contemporary dance (body language), music, literature and, last but not least, my journeys. I’m generally most inspired during autumn and winter time, that’s partially because of the mood but in general, it definitely comes from my love of the North.
Sharing a favorite memory whilst shooting film, she recalls:
“As for my favorite memory, I would like to mention a moment when it was very close to a storm arriving. There was this deafening calm all around, everybody hurried inside and I was there alone with my camera in my hands in front of the lake, accompanied by the wind, raindrops, the fog that didn’t let you see the other side of the lake, and a lonely boat swinging silently in the reeds. For me, that was a moment to get absorbed in.”
To see more of Nóra’s breathtaking work, please visit: