I consider myself lucky to have started photography in 2005. Even then, I had no idea that it would change my life upside down. Photography came into my life in connection with my other hobby, extreme mountain biking (yes, I know, not many people take me for an adrenaline junkie), because I wanted to capture how my friends and I go airborne on our bikes. So I started digging into the subject, bought remote flashes and lit up half the forest with them. Then, of course, I started photographing everything else, and I had to realize that it was the portrayal of people that really got me going. I find the human face to be the most fascinating subject, as it is unique for each and every person.I was working as a financial analyst, and as a side gig I set up a mini studio in the bedroom of my apartment in 2014. So, after all, we can say that my photography career started from my bedroom...
I had an idea of the type of photos I wanted to create: close-up portraits with a background as blurred as possible, and in a horizontal crop. The big names in the Hungarian photo industry told me to forget this, because it is not how portraits should be taken. This put me off a bit, but then I stumbled upon the work of the American photographer Peter Hurley. I saw in Hurley’s photos exactly what I imagined for my own images. As I found out, this photographic genre is called headshot, of which Hurley happens to be the best-known representative in the world.
I knew right away what I had to do: I need to learn everything from this man. Luckily for me, Peter started his online coaching platform called Headshot Crew around that time, of which I quickly became a regular member. I dedicated all my free time to studying and practicing, I was constantly organizing photo shoots in my small mini studio. All that work finally paid off: in December 2015, I was chosen as one of Hurley's associate photographers! This actually means that I became one of the top 120 best headshot photographers in the world.
The number of our clients started to grow to such an extent that I also had to realize that one photographer was not enough for our team, and I had to train someone else alongside me.
In the fall of 2018, I started my own photography school, the Headshot Academy, where I teach interested Hungarian photographers the art of portrait photography in personal and online courses. The most dedicated of my students turned out to be Richárd Halasi, whom I have since taken on as a photographer in my business.