Edit Billinger is a Hungarian writer, poet, literally translator, and photographer living in Germany. in 2013, whe she finished her studies in the Neue Schule für Fotografie in Berlin, she asked me to help her print her final show. This sensitive, personal series took its final form as a (note)book (Notizen) combined with text, but we made some beautiful prints as well. We spent a couple of pleasant weeks printing together, which was also an interesting exercise for me, as even though Hungarian is my mother tounge, I have worked and lived using English for many years, and I have to admit, surprisingly, that sometimes I had to look for words as we worked together in the darkroom.
Arja is a great photographer, excellent printer, and also a dear friend. I learnt a lot from her, and for years I have assisted her in printing her eerie, high-contrast photos. She works hard on her prints in the darkroom, having a very clear idea how the final prints should appear, so sometimes we looked … more
One of the first workshops I held in the Simplon lab was the Photogram workshop. It was so much fun! “A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a photo-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light. The result is a … more
One of my first serious printing job was to Enlarge Shai Saul’s photo murals for his show in Förster Galerie in Berlin, in 2009, titled the Archeology of the Future. At that time I did not have the proper lab that I do now, so I rented one out in Budapest and did the final … more
In 2013 Sverre Strandberg, a Norvegian artist, participated in a group show in Oslo, showing his surreal large format photographs, which I printed for him in Berlin. Installation view of @Sverre Strandberg in Fotogalleriet, Oslo Installation view of @Sverre Strandberg in Fotogalleriet, Oslo Installation view of @Sverre Strandberg in Fotogalleriet, Oslo Installation view of @Sverre Strandberg in Fotogalleriet, Oslo … more
Jeff Cowen and Csilla Szabó in the Cowen studio ©Bálint Meggyesi I arrived in Berlin just after finishing a traditional photo school back in Budapest in 2007. I was exceptionally lucky, as two weeks after my arrival I began to work as an assistant for Jeff Cowen fine art photographer. I immediately fell in … more
Timea Oravecz, a good friend of mine and a great conceptual artist, asked me to participate in a project of hers in 2012: She built a camera obscura in a Berlin-based gallery, which was big enough that people could walk in and see the inverted reflection of the street view on a screen in the … more
It was a great honor for me when I was asked by Eric Schlosser, the creative director of the ArtVilnius Art Fair, to print large-scale photo murals for the renowed photographer Antanas Sutkus – a living legend, the “Homer of Lithuania” as they call him. I went to Vilnius in person to pick up the … more