ABOUT THE ARTIST
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2005 - Present
Skills & Expertise
Analog & Digital Photography
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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?
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
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
All works © Zoltan Bekefy /// 2008 - 2014