Behind the camera
Andi Balogh is a Hungarian photographer based in Espoo, Finland, she moved to the land of thousand lakes in 2009. The nature and culture she met through northern metal music drove her to learn Finnish language and move to Finland. After a few years of living among northern landscapes, Andi started to take photos more seriously. Her main inspiration is the unique northern ambience and aesthetics.
Through photography she combines nature with the human figure, depicting the world of the inner scapes. In her representation, these scapes radiate beauty and mysticism, uplift, initiate, purify and heal, just as the sublime northern nature does. Personal experiences and feelings acquired during her journey, her own transformation and its insights are also reflected in the meaning of works. The themes are permeated by the aspects followed by the Symbolists: the approach to a transcendent state beyond ourselves.
As an enthusiastic hiker Andi creates her images on location alone during nature trips by using herself as characters of images. Instead of making self-portraits, her purpose is to visualize the impersonal human figure as part of the unity. Her aim is to convey the presence which flows through and the connection with nature, allegorically the connection to the inner depths beyond the phenomena.
Nature opens the gates to the worlds of the soul. My aim is to explore these inner realms and highlight the healing forces flowing from nature that many human souls need, especially today. To retreat into nature, explore the miracle, to be present, and to allow these inner spheres to open up and lead us into our true selves.
In addition to creating images, she is doing collaborations and commission works with other creatives.
Andi’s first solo exhibition held in Laterna Magica, Helsinki 6-30.4.2022
Print It 2023 – The Show without boundaries
at Aire Place Studios & Gallery (3.2-3.3.2023) in Leeds (UK)
ART PEOPLE GALLERY
For references of weddings and other commission works please visit: www.archefoto.com
Old concert photos for Femforgacs Metal Webzine and Inferno find here: Arché – a blog for musicphotos
Concert reviews (only in Hungarian) for Femforgacs Metal Webzine: @andiprkl