Gold 2022 / Fine Art / Special Effects

A Pond of Unconscious

  • Prizes
    Gold in Fine Art/Special Effects
  • Photographer
    Csilla Szabo

The “A pond of unconscious” is an analog photographic series depicting different water creatures. The photographs have been heavily modified in the darkroom with different chemical and physical techniques. The monochrome domain, the analog photographic methods, the different handcrafting techniques and the manual manipulations are all defining elements. Like the alchemist in her den, I abstract reality. In this series I enlarged and magically transformed sea creatures into demonic totems. The models I have found in zoos, museums, markets and sometimes on the kitchen counter.

Csilla Szabó, fine art photographer and analogue B&W printer, born in Budapest, lives and works in Berlin. My intention is to slow down the viewer, to get them lost in the details, by following patterns and forms that the mysterious phenomenon of light inevitably draws.