Evidentemente todos tenemos una noción de tomar una fotografía. La mayoría de las ocasiones es del género familiar, con amigos o en solitario, pero a menudo las asociamos con vivencias personales.
Surgió así un deseo irrefrenable de conocer a tan enigmático fotógrafo. Tras hacer contacto con él, su rostro me pareció el de un hombre profundo, inteligente, investido de cierta extravagancia pero con una sensibilidad inocultable.
De inmediato se mostró amable, empático, compartido con su trabajo pero más aún con sus pensamientos. La idea fundamental de entrevistarlo es con el firme propósito de que tú, amigo lector, te des la oportunidad de admirar, conocer, criticar inclusive, el amoroso esfuerzo de un joven húngaro, autodefinido como hombre de mente abierta, amante del color negro y flexible en su estructura lógica.
Descubrirás que, al ser ingeniero de profesión, refleja la formación férrea y perfectamente articulada de sus preferencias, al decidir hacer una toma fotográfica, pero sin dejar de lado un exquisito gusto por el arte conceptual, como él lo denomina.
Te invito entonces a que admires una pequeñísima muestra de su obra. Si deseas ampliar tu visión acerca de él, acude a sus sitios: http://gime.hu, http://audiovisions.hu, http://x3dgime.blogspot.com
"¿Qué miras cuando tu lente apunta a algún punto del universo? ¿Acaso es una estrella que brotó del fondo del abismo negro? ¿Acaso es la pulcra exactitud matemática del orden divino? ¿Acaso es András vuelto sol, invierno o agua en movimiento? Cualquiera que fuere tu respuesta, has decidido con firmeza y libertad… quedarte entre las cosas bellas de esta vida."
Con profundo reconocimiento, admiración y afecto a este maravilloso hombre:
Arturo Juárez Muñoz
1. Who is András Gimesi?
I was born in Budapest Hungary Europe, and also I'm living here, I'm a Hungarian man.
Some years ago I was a constructor engineer, then an IT engineer (system administrator, I planned and managed the country-wide network of a Hungarian state organization). These works were also a passion for me, I loved to do them. Also I composed some (not too good ;))
music, you can listen to them at URL http://AudioVisions.hu and you can read there in English also.
Photography always interested me, but never dealt with it seriously, just made "tourist" photos, mainly during my travels. Well, for example I did a web travel diary with photos about our travel in Egypt in 2002., you can find it on the URL http://kmt2002naplo.galltakri.org/ but only in Hungarian.
Something changed in me in november-december 2009., and I took my photo camera more seriously in my hands, and started to think about photography as a (starter) photographer. In few weeks it became clear that the street and the city (buildings) is my main photo theme, so
street and city photography is my main interest. But it doesn't mean that I do only street/city/building photos, I'm also interested in conceptual photography with model(s) etc..
In september 2010. I had an exhibition in Szentendre (a town near Budapest) there was about 40 street and city photos on view as archive prints on the walls, and a CD book was released with my 100 photos.
2. Define yourself in three words (independent)
black (favorite color :)
3. What means photography to you?
Photography is a passion. A hobby also and work, but even when I do a work it's also a passion for me.
4. What do you think when you do a photo shoot?
It depends what I photographing at the moment. On the street I'm seeking for interesting moments, some times funny moments as well.
5. How do you choose the person or object you are photographing?
If on the street, that I'm walking as an observer, and when I see that there's something interesting or and interesting situation is coming, I'm shooting. Street photography taught me to be very quick in making decisions and compositions. Now, when I taking photos in a party or
in a studio, I find this quickness very useful.
6. Do you think your work brings something to humanity?
Maybe yes. As the street, sociography or reportage photography can bring some kind of enlightenment to people about the world they living in. People maybe will understand more the world and each other...
For example when there was that toxic red mud sludge disaster in OCT.2010, I was there to take (reportage) photos, and after it I met people who understood that whole disaster and the feelings of it's victims much more after viewing my photos.
7. What is your picture you most satisfied?
I don't have only one photo for this, I never thought about this untill now, it's a really hard to choose. It's something like if someone have few children, there's no question which he/she loves
more, but he/she loves them equally.
Satisfaction... it's for the moment only. I always satisfied the best with my latest photo at the moment when it's ready. But then comes a newer again and again and again...
8. Do you think you have created a different style?
Some way maybe yes, but to tell the truth now I'm still a beginner, at the beginning of my way, but others say that something "Gime-style" is already appearing on my photos.
Zoltan Hajtmanszki (a famous Hungarian photographer, who organised my exhibition) showed me that unknowingly-unconsciously I'm following a very special style that is famous in the world, known as Hungarian style.
9. What are your highest aspirations in life?
To be a good photographer. To evolve and to develop myself, to learn to be more and more good. To do the best what I can.
10. Please address a few words to an international audience who visit our blog.
If someone want start photography but don't know what to do, the answer is very simple: take the camera and do it and do it and do it!
It was an answer what I've heard from one of my acquaintances when I
asked the same.
Thank you very much!