Wednesday 15 July 2009

Peter Puklus

All images © Peter Puklus

Photographer Peter Puklus recently submitted some work - an undeniably beautiful series of images whose cosmopolitan flourishes bring about a magical reordering of the commonplace. Zuzana Lapitková, curator, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia writes of his imagery:

"Peter Puklus is an example of a modern documentary author. Questions of an involved or not involved view, an approach based on revealing beauty, or rather importance of daily, even banal things – all that was solved by documentary photographers before.

The generation of Puklus and his peers can now focus on the complexity of documentary work. For Peter Puklus, everything around can be a subject. A single picture or one medium is not enough to capture it, though. The Intimacy series contains several chapters systematically researching different aspects of this topic– a man as a source of the intimacy feeling, an inhabited interior, still-lifes as traces of living. However, this almost scientific approach does not stop here.

Many of these photographs were made on the basis of drawings and are accompanied by videos with the same subject, from the same interiors, with the same characters. The whole series gains even deeper insight in the topic and literally one more dimension."

Peter Puklus is a fine art/editorial photographer living and working in Budapest, Hungary. He is finishing his DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) studies in photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. His works has been published recently in The Room design and fashion magazine. He recently showed his series entitled Intimacy - No Title at Fotofestiwal 2009, Lodz, Poland and has participated in different group shows through Europe.