Get Featured: Henry Balaszeskul


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Get Featured: Henry Balaszeskul
Henry has shared his bags with us before, but not his work. Now he has a series about the the Baselworld show to share with us. This interests me not only for the photography, but Baselworld was somewhere I attended in a previous career, so it is interesting to see a different perspective of this huge event. Check it out.

Baselworld 2013 – 2015
Fotografien von: Henry Balaszeskul

It all started with an order of the editor of a newspaper in southern Germany. There, I was able to complete a four-week internship as a photographer.
End of April there was to go the 2013 order to the opening of Baselworld. Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show is the largest fair in the world and therefore an important reference point for all major brands.

With my specially printed press pass I tried my luck and got frighteningly easy for me to be accredited as a photographer. The arrogance and the occurrence of the visitors struck meet me formally. I had never seen so many people in suits and elegant shoes in such a small space. With my Leica I wandered through the large halls and was very impressed by the architecture of the stands. The major items such as by: Rolex, Chanel, Tissot, Omega and Tag Heuer were full houses.

Back to the job, it was to make the opening to documentation and some sample images and recording, but quickly I decided to turn it into a larger project. Perceptual I wanted to focus on the visitors and the interaction with the architecture and of light and shadow in black and white. The watches and jewelry interested me very little. I have tried it, but these watches have no real benefit for me. After a week I had some interesting pictures, but it was too little for me to make a good choice together. In 2014 and this year I was back on behalf of the same newspaper there and again made my black and white images.

During this period I was good at observing the change in the fair often went this in my opinion in the wrong direction. After three years, has been created for me a satisfactory choice. It shows a visual interaction between the graphical shapes, light and shadow and the people.

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Thanks for sharing your work with us, Henry. It is interesting to see how you use the light at the the show.

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4 comments on “Get Featured: Henry Balaszeskul”

    Hamish July 5, 2015 at 7:06 pm / Reply

    I really like these. Toneally they are lovely, but I also appreciate them conceptually … I know nothing of this particular event, but I do find photography of people occupying and interacting with spaces like these very satisfying.

    I started writing a post for you ages ago Bellamy, I must dig it out. It was about an ongoing “project” if you could really call it such a thing, of people and things in museums, galleries and libraries. I really enjoy those sorts of spaces, but mostly for the act of watching other people occupy them …

    joseph saunders July 6, 2015 at 8:35 pm / Reply

    those tone are unreal and that light is amazing

    Paul July 8, 2015 at 9:23 pm / Reply

    Absolutely stunning pictures. This work on lights and shadows is very well balanced and the very first picture is beautiful. Nice work !

    Radu July 27, 2015 at 6:40 am / Reply

    I really like how you used the interior lighting to capture these images. Very nice project… and of course the first image is spectacular.

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