Ten years ago, in 2007, almost 500 kilometers of by-lines were closed in Hungary. Since then, some of the railway stations were ruined but most of them still exist - even if they are abandoned. I used flashes and other artificial lights to highlight their solitude.
István Kovács served at the railway station of Romhány in Nógrád county for nearly 30 years. In 2007 the government decided to close that line among many others. Ten years later I accompanied him back to the former station.
From One Body to Another – Part I.: Mercedesz Cserto
Merci is an extreme performer - according to her own definition. She has her body suspended with hooks in her skin.
From One Body to Another – Part II.: Gergely Komaromi
Gergely is a metal singer, a tattoo artist and he modifies bodies. He sometimes modifies his own body, he has tattooed his own eyeballs, for instance.
From One Body to Another – Part III.: Balazs Blazsej
Balázs used to be a lesbian woman, but now he is a heterosexual man. He started his transformation in 2008. Now he has a wife, Kitty.
Mostly gipsies live in the village called Tiszabo in Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok county. A few years ago only a few people had job there, till the new mayor started the common work program.
Along closed railways
Due to a governmental decision train service was terminated on a 478 kilometers long distance in Hungary on 3rd March, 2007. These pictures were taken more than seven years after the last train had left these tracks.
Portraits from the Block
The sight of same block of flats may make us think that people who live in them are also very similar to each other. In this series I confute that with some people living in blocks.
Born into the Circus
The Hungaria Circus has its 8th generation now. The children born into this family are taken right to the caravan from the hospital. They say: they have the art of circus in their veins.
© Balazs Somorjai