Csaba Kovács – Out of the Fog

One of the earliest concepts that many of us photographers learn is the power of lines in a photograph. Most often, this concept is demonstrated with a shot looking straight down some train tracks or maybe rows of crops in a field. It’s a powerful effect, and easily reproducible. Therefore, if a photographer makes converging lines a significant portion of their body of work, they better be damn good at it.

Csaba Kovács is a Hungarian photographer who is damn good at converging lines. He’s based in Budapest, a city that has a firm grip on his heart, where he roams looking for interesting places with what he calls “pinhole eyes”. Csaba has a love for analogue photography, reveling in the “magical world” of the silver-based process. Like many pinhole and analog photographers, he’s attracted to the opportunity to get away from the precision of digital and focus on the unique aesthetic of pinhole photography. He’s been practicing pinhole photography since 2013, and uses a Zero Image 2000 primarily.

Many of the compositions below will feature multiple converging lines. In addition, you’ll note that Csaba likes to get out into the city in the early hours of the morning, when the fog is still thick. This blanketing provides, for many of his compositions, a transmuting background which allows for his subject to come forward with a simple clarity.

After enjoying the images below, we encourage you to check out more of his work at his personal website.

Business Center
Business Center, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Business Center, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Elisabeth Bridge
Elisabeth Bridge, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Elisabeth Bridge, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Foggy Liberty 1
Foggy Liberty 1, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Foggy Liberty 1, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Foggy Liberty 2
Foggy Liberty 2, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Foggy Liberty 2, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Megyeri Bridge
Megyeri Bridge, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Megyeri Bridge, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Paris 1
Paris 1, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Paris 1, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Paris 2
Paris 2, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Paris 2, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Secret
Secret, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Secret, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Up
Up, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Up, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Triangles
Triangles, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Triangles, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Simple Symmetry
Simple Symmetry, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Simple Symmetry, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

To The Nothing
To The Nothing, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 To The Nothing, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

Under The Sky
Under The Sky, ©Csaba Kovács 2015 Under The Sky, ©Csaba Kovács 2015

 

 

 

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