© Bence Bekonyi
“The series follows the development of my voyage, as I gradually approached, starting from rural existence, the man-made world.”Celia Tholozan 07 June 2016 09:56
Brilio.net - Bence Bakony made a name for himself by capturing intriguing pictures of subjects melting in the scenery. Originally from Hungary, it’s in China that His latest work is set.
“The series follows the development of my voyage, as I gradually approached, starting from rural existence, the man-made world.”, he explains on his website.
The artist travelled for over a year all over the country by himself, carrying only his precious camera. He describes his work as being the results of its lack of communication with the Chinese people, due to the language barrier: “Without assistance and not being able to speak Chinese, it was hard for me to communicate with people. Therefore, I refrained from picturing humans and I focused on their environment instead.”
His project “Segue” sends shivers down the spine: the absence of persons in the scenery creates a type of post-apocalyptic atmosphere, that is at the same time oddly very realistic. Empty footpaths, abandoned pools and deserted streets: at the same time sublime and disturbing, it looks like life has disappeared from Bakony’s pictures.
Whatever effect it might have on you, it is definitely worth it to cast a glance at the following shots.
1. Contrast between the city and the suburbs
2. Literally dead landscape
3. Empty shop
4. Dream traffic
5. Lonely mountain
6. Mythic scenery
7. Private pool
9. Most emblematic
More pictures and surprising projects from Bence Bakonyi are available here.