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Hotel Mystery Fashion Editorial

What? You mean there is a hotel in that building? Okay, the front is nicely remodeled, yeah, there are new windows now that you mention it, but … WOW! – I entered in Mystery Hotel Budapest with a few professionals just a few days before the official opening, so that I can get a glimpse of the place I’m going to shoot the spring portfolio of Loft Outlet in 2019. I know this might be a pun, and it is not intended, but the interior designers really made magic. The whole place is just awsome!

The place had a troubled history and without going into details, it was always connected with superstition, so it was a no brainer to turn its haunted history into an advantage. Rooms are themed, so whichever one you book, you’re sure to be surprised. Colors, wall arts and furniture are all carefully picked and restored or created in a unique style that will be talking about it for a long time.

This stylish interior gave a great base of operation for our photoshoot. The wild colors and patterns of the walls complemented the Italian design clothes the models were wearing.

We had a car, a Maserati Ghibli from the good people of Wallis. We also had a cinematographer recording out photoshoot!

Some tech stuff ..

The hotel opened its gate about a month before the shoot, and I had the privilage to see it before. It was an invaluable experience, because I already had an idea where I’d want to take pictures on the live photoshoot. I had a glimpse of the lighting conditions, but I knew I’d need my trusty 600W mobile studio strobe for this work.

This was the first shoot since I moved from Nikon to Sony. I bought minimal gear to speed up the shooting process. An ultrawide and a short telephoto was all that I needed to capture these images.

Gear used

  • Sony A7iii
  • Sony-Zeiss 16-35mm f4
  • Sony 85mm f1.8
  • Jinbei 600W mobile strobe
  • Octaboxes: 72cm + 150cm

And now, feel free to browse through the images!

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Death Tunnel Portrait

Do you know the Death Tunnel in Budapest? I took Barbara there for an episode of my 5 minute street fashion portrait series.

It was an experiment. I talked to my client for 5 minutes, took some pictures for 5 minutes, then talk 5 more. So the whole thing took 15 minutes. I wanted to learn how to take great portraits of completely unknown people in a relatively short time. I have a lot of these, but only some are special. Like this.

What makes this series special is that it was taken in the Death Tunnel, a pedastrian tunnel under the Nyugati Pályaudvar (western railway station) in Budapest, Hungary that lets you cross undern the railway lines. It probably got its name from the tunderous rumble the trains make when they roll over it. I wanted to catch the expression on Barbi’s face, I wanted to take the shots when the train rumbled. Of course only a few came, but the feeling is clearly visible on her face.

Enjoy the pictures!

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Loft fashion portrait with Vio

I love Loft studios, and finally I shot an episode of my dark portrait series in one! The studio is in Óbuda, Budapest, in an old industrial park, so it seemed to be a perfect location.

I met Vio at a workshop a few years ago, and now she was looking for a photographer for a dark portrait series. I was more than up for the challenge as my winter mood really needed me to “shoot out” my worries. So we met in a studio somewhere in Budapest, Hungary. She is a skilled make-up artist, so we didn’t need to waste time for face painting.

I wanted to use the huge windows for the natural light. We agreed to meet at sunset, as even through windows, the light is much-much better. I loved how that contributed to our session.

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Red Swamp Band Photoshoot

Red Swamp in an awsome modern sludge/stoner metal band with a twisted kind of humour. Just the way I like it. I already shot a story for them a few years ago, so they comissioned me to shoot their band media pictures.

Red Swamp stoner metal band photo shoot

I bought them to one of my favourite places, the empty factory. They were very fun to work with and we had a kickass time together doing numerous locations and poses. They chose three very different concepts that provided immensly discrete looks.

Red Swamp stoner metal band photo shoot

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