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This post is an introduction to who I am and what is the reason I started this blog.
My name is András, and I’m an ex–professional contemporary dancer. First of all, I would like to mention that I’m not a native English speaker, so there may be a few mistakes in my grammatical formulations throughout my posts. Please forgive me! However, I will strive to improve my language.
I write this blog because I believe it will not just help to organize my thoughts about a few things, but also let you read about my artistic journey.
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As initially mentioned, I was a dancer. Not so long ago, I realized that I was about the age when I think of a new profession, I decided to stay with art since I could not imagine my life sitting in an office for 8 hours a day, five days a week.
Learning what makes me a better artist is the key to success.
I decided to learn the quintessence of photography and make a smooth transition to fine art photography and continue my artistic development through this form of art. I was lucky enough to know about lighting subjects and bodies from my staging experience. Making artistic concepts was also part of my dancer career, so I could focus on training myself on composition, understanding color, and the technical fundamentals of the camera itself.
In the last two years, I was a dancer and beginner photographer at the same time.
I have learned about photography all by myself. The reason for that is simple. I had no time to go to photography school because I had a full-time job at the theater, and during that time, I also saved up for my transition in case it will not be so smooth as I thought. Anyway, I thought I already have an art degree, so why should I get a similar one. In the Hungarian Dance Academy, I have studied visual arts and art history, so I thought just for learning to set up the camera, I don’t need to spend an extra 4-5 years in university. Maybe I was wrong, or not…Time will decide it
I saved up some money to buy my first camera, which was a Canon 650D, a kit lens and started the photographic adventure.
Being able to create something which lasts for more than a second is great.
As a dancer, I was always kind of disturbed by the fact that dance is so momentary, and my part in it being momentary as well. Do not get it wrong; I wouldn’t like to live forever or be a part of an endless performance or something like that, but still, there was always this frustration inside of me after a good performance that it is gone.
There are so many vital components of a good dance performance which have to come together
– at least most of them- well–done choreography, well–played music, proper training for the dancers, and the right state of mind for every participant of the show. When these happen to come together, it can generate that satisfying feeling which takes ages to create, but slips by quickly like a glance.
On the other hand, photography is the opposite of any performing art because it captures that real chosen moment.
Being inspired by others doesn’t equal to stealing from them.
I was always fascinated by the idea of cross–overs between art forms; in other words, I think artists from different fields should get inspired by each other more often. It makes things more versatile. I will often post about how I get inspired and how I keep my mind in a creative flow.
The reason I choose fine art photography is because I think this form of photography requires a lot of creativity. I see myself as a creator type of photographer since I’m an idea–driven person.
In this blog, I will write about the creative side of photography and share with you how I approach certain tasks; how do I keep myself inspired and how I struggle with some of the difficulties.
I will try to post as frequently as it is allowed by my schedule. I plan to post every month for the first half–year and then do it more and more often if you like them. We’ll see….
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