Portraits from the Block

In Hungary every 5th home is located in a block of flats. These buildings used to grow from the ground to the sky for more than 30 years, involving almost 800.000 flats. Seeing the monotonic foresides we might think that also the inhabitants are that similar to each other. Not at all. During the decades the population of these buildings have changed a lot, but one thing remains the same: each of them use their space to furnish an individual home. If we could manage to see these very different worlds, a colourful and diverse universe would open up. In my long-term project I photograph the very different types of people living in these homes: the musician, the decorator, the painter, the retired security guard, the pig-owner and so on…

In Hungary every 5th home is located in a block of flats. These buildings used to grow from the ground to the sky for more than 30 years, involving almost 800.000 flats. Seeing the monotonic foresides we might think that also the inhabitants are that similar to each other. Not at all. During the decades the population of these buildings have changed a lot, but one thing remains the same: each of them use their space to furnish an individual home. If we could manage to see these very different worlds, a colourful and diverse universe would open up. In my long-term project I photograph the very different types of people living in these homes: the musician, the decorator, the painter, the retired security guard, the pig-owner and so on…

Portraits from the Block

In Hungary every 5th home is located in a block of flats. These buildings used to grow from the ground to the sky for more than 30 years, involving almost 800.000 flats. Seeing the monotonic foresides we might think that also the inhabitants are that similar to each other. Not at all. During the decades the population of these buildings have changed a lot, but one thing remains the same: each of them use their space to furnish an individual home. If we could manage to see these very different worlds, a colourful and diverse universe would open up. In my long-term project I photograph the very different types of people living in these homes: the musician, the decorator, the painter, the retired security guard, the pig-owner and so on…