In July, 2011 I moved with my newly born son and freshly married husband to a small town in Germany called Haan. I did not know anyone except the family of my husband. I did not know how my life will be as a mother and wife. I did not know how my life will be in a small town. I just did not know how to carry on. It was not dissatisfaction. It was not despondency. I just felt puzzled and I did not know how to achieve what I want. The set of landscape images are representing this train of thoughts.
In my work I attempt to examine how the private relates to the public. Through self documentation I present personal memories, feelings, experiences but I translate them into images of everyday objects, places, situations everyone can connect to.
This personal journey is the analysis of the self through themes defining individuality. Such as family and home, relationships with other people and one’s place in society. Although the peculiar point of view I represent is highly subjective at the same time it provides authenticity.
Even in projects describing broader social problems I tend to use a subjective point of view and the starting point for the imagery always based on personal experiences.
I work with broad range of cameras from a large format wooden pinhole camera through a Holga to medium format square and rectangular film cameras in order to always have the right tool for the theme I am working on.
Krisztina Fazekas was born in 1977 in Hungary, but she moved to New York in 2004 after she finished her degree in media and communication.
Her photographic work was selected for juried exhibitions and auctions across the United States and she continued to exhibit her work in Eastern Europe. In 2007 she decided to advance her academic knowledge about arts and took an MA program in Photographic Studies at University of Westminster in London.
The same year she participated in the Renaissance competition where her work was selected as one of the winners and was exhibited at the Proud Galleries. She was also selected for Transform competition, and her work was shown in London and Italy. She participated in the international Puzzle Project and volunteered as a visiting artist in the Young Offenders program at Camden Council.
In 2008 three of her images from the Self-Storage series were selected and exhibited in the House of Hungarian Photographers. In 2011 her image ’Holofernes’ got an honorable mention at the Professional Women Photographers 35th Anniversary Competition and became official jury selection at the Paris Photo Prize. In 2012 one of her image from the Self-Storage series got an honorable mention at the Paris Photo Prize Altered Images competition.
In 2010 she got married and took her husband’s name. She lives and works in Haan, Germany at the moment.