#2 of my Budapest Visions thematic, the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial in Budapest. A photographer friend of mine introduced me to the in camera motion blur technique, and when I visited my birth city, Budapest, during the summer of 2015 I realized, that this technique would perfectly convey my feelings about Hungary. I left Hungary almost 25 years ago, as a young woman. I had the privilege to visit my family and friends almost every year in the past 20, which I am grateful for. But, in the past 3-5 years I started feeling a weaker and weaker connection between my birth country and myself. The country changed a lot, and I did too during this last quarter of the century. I love photographing the beautiful buildings in Budapest, and I have taken thousands of photos of them in the past decade. But in the summer of 2015 I understood how I can portray my feelings for a place that I used to adore and love, but now have more neutral feelings for. It feels like my past and my memories are fading away, getting blurrier year by year. I think Budapest is a city with wonderful architecture, and I love getting up early mornings to experience and photograph the peaceful sights of the capital city before they get overrun by the locals and the tourists. The Shoes on the Danube statue by Gyula Pauer honors the Jews who fell victim to fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II, and represents their shoes left behind on the bank when they fell into the river after being shot.
Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest (Budapest Visions #2)
- Fri, Oct 14, 2016