Andras Ladocsi captures the “intensity and resilience of the human spirit” in his up-close photography
Dazzling and personal, the Hungary-born photographer captures individuals and the collective in all their fervour.
- Yaya Azariah Clarke
- 27 July 2023
We initially found Andras Ladocsi’s work striking for its daring portrayal of human connection. He is sometimes shooting close ups where figures are in slumber or at ease, and other times with two subjects wrapped around each other, with dazzling shapes peering from the negative space. Starting out as a swimmer during his adolescence in Budapest, Hungary, he is often capturing bodies in action surrounded by water. “Whether it's a river, lake or island, they all represent the water within us,” he tells It's Nice That.
The power of the collective and the environment rings through in every single shot. Even when figures are alone, you can tell that they’re empowered by Andras and his lens. “I want to bring to light the intensity and resilience of the human spirit, in those moments where we push our minds and bodies to their highest potential,” he says. And, whether his figures are far away, pushed together or in complete isolation, in Andras’ world, “we all live in a place of connectedness, no matter how far we travel”.
Copyright © Andras Ladocsi, 2023
About the Author
Yaya (they/them) is an editorial assistant at It's Nice That, with a particular interest in Black visual culture. They have previously written for publications such as WePresent, and worked as researcher and facilitator for Barbican and Dulwich Picture Gallery.