September 14, 2010

Bela Doka – The Sundays of Life

I traded books this summer with Bela Doka, a Hungarian photographer who has been photographing his extended family at the country house of his girlfriend for the last several summers. The Sundays of Life is a limited edition pre-runner to a soon to be trade edition.

Bela Doka, The Sundays of Life

Bela Doka, in his series titled “Sundays of Life”, charts a challenging path for himself.
How do you photograph the quotidian moments that, while not dramatic, form the core of life’s pleasures and satisfactions? The answer for him is found in a country house owned by the family of his girlfriend. The world that he reveals to us is one of sun-warmed lunch tables, cool afternoon river swims, lazy walks in pathless fields, and tasks that are met with no timetable in mind. If we view these pictures from a hurried, urban mindset, we see nothing. Literally. Nothing is happening. But if we shift our sensibilities – as I believe he is asking us to do along with him – then we see the timeless, daily activities that create a Zen of satisfaction.

Evan Mirapaul

Limited Edition of 250 Copies

Handmade Canvas bound ,
80 Pages , 60 photographs ,
245 x300 mm 10×12 inches
Offset printing , Hardcover

Each book is numbered and signed by the author, the price is 88,- Euro.

There will soon be a limited edition box set with a print, so maybe you want to get on Bela’s mailing list.

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