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Zsolt Hlinka is a talented Hungarian photographer, who was born in 1978 in Budapest. After finishing his studies, Zsolt got a job in a printing house. Later he received an opportunity to become a co-owner of a newly established press, of which he became the press leader. Hlinka shoots a lot of architecture, landscape, urban and cityscape photography. He is fascinated by the urban mood and evening lights. But landscapes with strange mood also seize him by the eye and thoughts. For his project “Urban Symmetry”, Zsolt captured the symmetrical buildings on the banks of the River Danube.

Urban Symmetry presents buildings on the banks of the River Danube, which are emphasized out of their surroundings and put into soundproof, homogeneous space cleaned off the whole exterior information. However, the series cannot be considered as a dry study, because it does not depict the raw reality: if you get a closer view of the photographs, you may discover that none of the pictures show the building in its full form, but only its reflected part. After all, these fictitious buildings coming into existence perfectly grab and condense their original character into themselves, as if you could see human faces and different personalities on the building portraits.

Zsolt Hlinka