Architectural photographer Zsolt Hlinka has spent years capturing the symmetry of Budapest’s buildings. Now, with his new series ‘Viennametry’, he’s moved to the Austrian capital.
Hlinka was born in 1978, Budapest. He spent years photographing beautiful architecture of his hometown, finding perfect symmetry in every photo. The inspiration that moved him to make stunning architectural photographs of his hometown Budapest was also present in Vienna.
He photographed the intriguing courtyards and inspiring spiral staircases that pepper Vienna. Unlike Hlinkas past projects, Viennametry, follows the evolution of architecture within the city.
“Though the objects may seem like stationary and silent, upon closer inspection we can see the memory of countless past events. Not only historical buildings are depicted, which are well versed in the actualities of old times, but their modern pairs are also showcased. These forms are developed by building on their predecessors, respecting or even breaking traditions, which means they cannot be separated from each other. So the pieces of my series are all related and show a process arching over many eras.”
Hlinka’s imagery breaks with the stereotypical Old World depiction of Vienna, demonstrating how old and new happily cohabit with one another.