Anett Udud

"Art has always been one of the most important things in my life. I have been drawing and painting since I can remember, and in 2014 I started experimenting with a camera and Photoshop as well, as I was looking for more effective ways to express myself. My photographs are often influenced by books."

Dissolved, 2016 - Photograph 59.4 x 42 cm

Hungarian Photographer and Visual Artist, Anett Udud is currently living and working in Ireland. Self-taught in photography, in 2016 she began college studies to further develop her technical skills.

"Over the years, I believe I have developed a unique, personal style in my photographic work, which can be defined as conceptual fine art photography. Since the beginning, I had the chance to take part in exhibitions and my images have been published in various art magazines.

In my free time, I like reading, so my images are often influenced by books I have read; mainly fairy tales and stories about fantasy and reality. I often look at paintings as well, to find inspiration, while creating my own pictures. I believe, looking at my work, the impact of this medium is apparent: my pictures are very "painterly," the overall color tone of them is highly manipulated, there are no real blacks or whites, the mid-tones are very dominant. I often add fog to my pictures in post-production, which helps me create a dream-like scene as most of the time I visualize ideas from my imagination.

I often take self-portraits. I have always been fascinated by the human being, and how much a portrait can say without words. I knew I wanted to express myself through portraiture, but when I started photography, I was too self-conscious to ask anyone to be my model. In the beginning, photographing myself was for rather practical reasons, but it quickly became my "diary," a very strong part of my work. I am enjoying taking self-portraits, mostly because I get inspiration for my images from my own experiences. Through my images, I want to show feelings which are very hard to define, so I feel like the picture can only be "real" if I am the model."

Lost In A Dream, 2016 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm
I Have Made Myself Pretty For You, 2017 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm
Lost In A Dream, 2016 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm
Above The Clouds, 2016 - Photograph 42 x 59.4 cm

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