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.