Friday, January 21, 2011

winter in austria

so, finally, here are the film images from 
the winter snow experience from the alps.
i got them developed last week when i came back to france.


I took these images with my Hasselblad 500 CM
with my Planar 80mm lens, the camera
hanging down on my chest,
inside my jacket, and in one pocket my 
Sekonic lightmeter, as i snowboarded down 
the slopes, and stopped very
often to take pictures.

I even climbed up, leaving my board behind,
or walked into the forest, lying down the snow,
looking up at treetops, breathing in the calmness,
the cold, reflecting about the passing year.

I was fascinated by the power of elements, 
the power of nature: freezing cold, strong wind, 
the frozen trees, the frozen life...


-15C, strong wind,
sometimes poor visibility (due to fog).
Austria, Oetscher, Lackenhof.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

the scene of crime

the forest around, where i went to take pictures,
when i found the dog...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

the dead dog



Hungary, Budapest, January, 2011.


I went to shoot some pictures on a frozen, cold morning
back at home, as there was snow and all the trees were
frozen white. I live in the suburbs, there`s a lake
and a little forest, and fields near by.
So I took the car, my equipment, and
stopped on the roadside, near a swampy area.

As I got out of the car, and walked around it,
to get my cameras out, I spotted this thing
on the ground - it was weird, nearly unrecognisable,
covered with snow.
Suddenly, my heart jumped. Oh.
It was scary. And incredibly sad, as i just realized:
a dead dog lying on the ground,
covered in snow. In a posture like he was still
running around, happy, wagging his tail.

And of course, the tyre prints around him... he was
lying just on the roadside, where car could park.
he could have been run over..
frozen to death... not even a peaceful place to lie down.
How did he die? Since when he was lying there,
untouched? It has snowed a good few days before...
probably since then...

So this is to commemorate our lovely animal friend.
And to ask drivers to drive responsibly. And
to take care of the animal if they ever happen to hit one.
Or to owners not to abandon their animals, but take care of
them, find them a new home instead.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

the wall of graffitis - la Chartreuse

graffitis from 1908 to nowadays.
made mostly by the menthally ill
and / or physically handicapped
residents of the Chartreuse de Neuville,
a former chartausian abbey in
the north of France.

images by ildiko peter.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

La Chartreuse - the (nearly) full black and white selection

Here is the continuation of my 
series about the Chartreuse,
this chartausian abbey in the north of France.
(the first part, you could see it here, in a post in september)

It is still not finished yet:
actually, i still continue, and i will as long 
as i can. the place touched me so much.
i`m planning to show this series as a projection, along 
with a musical piece composed by 
my dear greatly talented 
musician / composer friend: Jakob Vase Frandsen.

I also work on film and with different formats 
in this site - (will show that later)
as it is really hard to capture the whole feeling.

So, take a deep breath. Turn off all music and noise.
and enjoy the sound of centuries long silence.

all photographs © Ildiko Peter

La Chartreuse de Neuville
Pas-de-Calais, France

Thank you for the help, 
and the permission 
to shoot on the grounds
at all times to: Celine Dal
and Patrick, 
and for Jean-Marie Vienne
for letting me take the car and
 keeping me company from time to time.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

istanbul on film

november 2010. Istanbul, Turkey
my one week visit on the occassion 
of the Contemporary Art Fair.

it was great to return to my beloved city where 
i grew up! sorry for the lateness of this post,
it took me a while to get the pictures scanned
and edited. That is the slowness of the film