Tamas Dezso – Here, Anywhere
Tamas Dezso, a documentary fine art photographer from Hungary has been capturing some of the corners of society in Eastern Europe that is rarely shown in holiday programs or Lonely Planet. His latest project entitled, ‘Here, Anywhere’ sees Dezso capturing his homeland in his own unique way, the results are some of the finest photographs you will see.
The map of Hungary is speckled with capsules of time. During the political transformation twenty years ago, as the country experienced change it simply forgot about certain places – streets, blocks of flats, vacant sites and whole districts became self-defined enclosures, where today a certain out-dated, awkward, longed-to-be-forgotten Eastern Europeanness still lingers. There are places which seem to be at one with other parts of the city in a single space, but their co-existence in time is only apparent; places which decompose in accordance with their own specific chronology, determined by their past, such that what remains would then either be silently reconquered by nature or enveloped by the lifestyles of tomorrow’s generations. Of the inhabitants, who have never fully integrated with majority society, soon only traces will remain, until they, too, disappear in the course of time.
Dezso does not observe these mini-universes in the hope of recording entirety, but rather aims to capture the essence of these worlds by elevating certain arbitrarily chosen details into embodiments of a disappearing existence. His series began in 2009 and examines the typically transitional period and symbolic locations of post-communist space which, due to disinterest or thoughtlessness, that are slowly vanishing, fading into images, with the result that their inimitable existence may cease to be present by tomorrow. But for the time being, they are still around. Here.
All images courtesy of Tamas Dezso.