About the work
The viewpoint of this picture is looking at the Basilique du Sacré Cœur from the Place du Tertre, at Montmartre, Paris, at night. The original photographic record is made on a 35mm negative, dates from 2004. The picture is printed on a small water lily leaf that is from my own garden’s pod. The picture side of the leaf is premier painted with acrylic white paint and the picture is printed with long lasting ink. It is framed between two glasses in white wood frame, both sides of the leaf are visible. Intact new original print, hand signed on the back glass. FYI: These leaf-prints are ephemeral prints, made on non-archival, natural material. They will slightly and very slowly change as they are entrusted to the care of the cycle of Nature.
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About the artist
Hajtmanszki’s art photography is facing Natural Art and represents a frontier between Natural Art and photography. He creates landscapes and prints them on natural leaves of plants and trees, creating unique ephemeral smart artworks that entrust his art vision to the care of the cycle of nature. His "abstract" graphic works are also based on his own photographic landscapes’ abstractions, which he develops on the ways of basis of organic geometric composition systems found in nature: using modified mirroring growth, Golden ratio, Penrose-tiling and fractal theory.
Zoltan Hajtmanszki (was born in 1962 Budapest) is an autodidact Hungarian photographer, artist, awarded with state award Balog Rudolf-prize in 2006, a member of the Association of Hungarian Photographers since 2007. Very first he debuted as a professional photographer for the University Theatre of Faculty of Liberal Arts of ELTE University Budapest, in 1985. Contemporary Collection of the Hungarian Museum of Theatre History invited him to document Hungarian alternative theatres’ work from the next year, until 1989. At the same period he works for MTI National Hungarian News Agency, and HT-Press News Agency. In 1992 he decided to be a freelance photo reporter and placing himself deeply in the subjects’ situations and with the insider’s eye he produced vast quantities of documentary pictures, such as thousands of pictures of refuges, homeless, and a series of pictures of people living on the ground floor of the capitol. His first book on refuges, titled “Honvágyók” (Longing for Homeland) was published in 1994 with the support of UNHCR. Street reportage was also always a majority of his oeuvre, he published his street pictures different collections in a few books, titled “Downtown Flaneur 1985-2003 ”, “Még Béke 2003-2010” (Peace Yet 2003-2010), “Elszakadás 2003-2007” (Tearing Away 2003-2007), and “Toi” (Paris 2004). His last important authentic documentary work, titled “Az Írástudó 1992-2009” (The Scribe 1992-2009) is an international street documentary on the world of readers. Since 2011, Hajtmanszki’s art is balancing on the boundary territories of photography and Natural Art.