"Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it."
self-portraits by noell s. oszvald
With a shadowy and highly conceptual aesthetic, like the images of dreams upon awakening, Hungarian photographer Noell S. Oszvald presents powerful, surreal self-portraits rich in sentiment and composition. At 22-years-old her portfolio, although small, holds the sophistication of a photographer who has been established for years. Her photographic eye is sensational as she manages to capture the purity of a simple composition, allowing herself and her surroundings to be reduced to the relations between geometric shapes and planar backdrops. All of this is accented by her conscious resistance to color, electing instead for a monochromatic palette that allows her viewers to find their own meaning and interpretation. “I don’t want to tell people what to see in my images. This is the reason why I never really write any descriptions other than titles. It shows what I wish to express but everyone is free to figure out what the picture says to them. It’s very interesting to read so many different thoughts about the same piece of work.”
text by Algernon
"Do things your future self will thank you for."
"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life."
"I don’t believe in an outside agent that creates the world and then walks away. But I feel very strongly that there is an intelligence at work in every flower, in every blade of grass, in every cell of my body. And it is that intelligence that, I wouldn’t say created the universe. It is creating the universe. It’s an ongoing process."