ABOUT THE ARTIST

ZOLTAN BEKEFY

Landscape and fine art photographer.

Maniac Traveler and a damn good:) chef

Born '82 /// Citizen of Planet

 

Welcome to my photographic portfolio. My name is Zoltan Bekefy. I am a landscape and fine art photographer. I am passionate about Black and White and Minimalism.

 

I started digital photography in 2005, which eventually changed my perception about the world. I have been tirelessly exploring the scenes of nature near and far, and trying to capture those magical moments and transform them into eternal art. Now I am devoting my passion to landscape and fine art photography. My photography focuses are grand landscapes of oceans, sky and mountains,as well as fine art natural substances. My ultimate goal is to capture the true beauty of nature around us.

EXHIBITIONS

 

2014 Oct  23-30 /// Moscow International Foto Awards’14 /// Fotoloft Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2014 Jun 19 - 31 /// Emerging Focus Exhibition /// Appartshowroom Gallery /// Barcelona, Spain

2014 Jun 21 - 30 /// Magyar Fotomuveszek Vilagszovetsege /// belepo kiallitas /// Arcus Gallery, Vac, Hungary

2014 May 1-18 /// Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition/Single image/ Summerset House, London, England

2013 Dec - Feb.2014 /// T-Mobile Headquarter, Wien, Austria

2013 June 13 - July 29 /// New Wave Photography 2013 ///  Krakow, Poland

2013 April 19-27 /// Group exhibition by United Creativity /// Crypt Gallery, London, England

2012 Dec. /// Miami Meets Photo /// District Gallery, Miami/// Florida, USA

 

PRINTED MEDIA

 

Photographer Magazine

BLUR MAGAZINE issue № 30

PH MAGAZINE landscape issue

BOOK - THE MONOCHROME J.

BULB MAGAZINE 2012

STARK MAGAZINE issue № 1

DIGITAL CAMERA MAGAZINE

BLUR MAGAZINE issue № 19

BOOK best of photography 2010

ONLINE PUBLISHING

 

DHOTO

EPHOTOZINE

INSPIRATION HUT

PHOTOGRAPHIC MUSEUM

STARK

PHOTO TALENT

CRUZINE

FUBIZ

BEHANCE

PHOTOSLAVES

ADWEEK TALENT GALLERY

UNITED CREATIVITY

OWTA MIND...and many more

EXPERIENCE

 

2005 - Present

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Skills & Expertise

 

Analog & Digital Photography

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom

Printing services

Typography & Design

Passionate about minimalism &

Black and white

 

Bekefy was drawn to landscape photography and nature because in his own words, he found it to be “more compelling, mysterious and overwhelming than any facial expression. One of my favourite locations is the ocean. I enjoy the loneliness when photographing at the coastline. I feel deeply concentrated but at the same time deeply relaxed.” Bekefy is a self-confessed travel addict which complements his passion for photography. When not on the road, he dabbles a lot in the kitchen as a novice chef. He was born in Slovakia, however currently resides in Ireland. At 31 years old, his other interests are obviously of the gastronomic nature, as well as music. “I am a landscape photographer, a fanatic traveler and a “glass half full” type of person,” he says in jest of himself.

What first interested you in landscape photography?

It is all started here in Ireland in 2009. Ireland has a lot to offer the

photographer who is willing to look beyond the obvious. This mythical

Celtic nature of the island of Ireland is truly amazed me.

 

What is your typical camera setup on a shoot?

I don't really have one. Even before you set off, there is a lot to take

into consideration, but once you get there things tend to turn out

completely differently anyway. They say that good things come to those who wait, and that’s very true for landscape photography.

 

How words best describe your style of photography?

Minimal,zen,dark,melancholy,abandoned,loneliness.

 

Why did you decide to specialise in landscape photography?

The simple answer is ‘Mother Nature’ . I find nature to be more compelling, mysterious and overwhelming than any facial expression.

 

What is your post-production workflow like?

There is nothing like that. I learnt photography by myself as well as

finishing. I change the details all the time until I get the result which

gives the satisfaction in both - outdoor and in the lab. The 2 essential components delivering outstanding photos are: good music and a glass of delicious wine :-D

 

What is your dream project?

At the moment are the Icebergs in Svalbard or Newfoundland.

 

Do you see your work as art or commercially based?

Definitely Art! I would like to stand out with my pics make something

different than the average holiday snaps. I would like to show this

beautiful world to everybody throughout my eyes, my lens. An abandoned beach, mountainside etc. can be as wonderful as a tourist paradise.

 

Is there a single image that you are most proud of?

Not really, I like most of them. Of course the newest are the favourites

for a while because there is new scene, more knowledge, new setting and more expectations in them.

 

What theme or concept would you say runs throughout all of your

photography?

Ireland is the home of the funniest people I ever met yet the landscape

displays unimaginable sadness, darkness and wild emotions. This contrast drives me to introduce my photographs of the ' dark side' of the Nature.

 

What was the best career advice you were ever given?

Don't visit north, especially the coastline without rubber boots :)

 

 

Zoltan Bekefy got into digital photography nearly 10 years ago in 2005, which turned out not to just be a profession but a defining moment as well in his personal outlook. Since then he has been vigorously investigating the many faces of nature everywhere, attempting to bottle special moments in a picture, freezing what he sees into timeless art.

He focuses most of his creative talents on landscape and fine art photography, coming up with striking images of oceans, the skies and mountain ranges in addition to natural substances. His aim is to be able to photograph the beauty of nature that is constantly all around us.

INTERVIEW BY SEAMLESS PHOTO

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