Fencing, Life and Abstract movement
In creating this photographic project I wanted to involve all those people who play part in the sport of fencing but focusing on national characteristics.
The act of fencing itself is not of underlying importance, so much as a thread that bonds the players together. Consequently the images created have more connection to the abstract movement provided by the art; in the context of visibly vibrant enviroments rather than those obtained from a more strictly sport based setting.
In this way, by shooting people outside on locations, an attempt has been made to both elucidate the abstract forms that fencing provides but somehow to put more emphasis on the individual, his place within a community, and the social and cultural aspects that are inherent in his particular national environment.
It is not an attempt to humanize the sport or make it more accessible to the general public but rather to bring out the contrast between <normal> human activity and one which seems more abstract or periferal but which in fact can shed more light on what defines being human.
publisher: Art and Design Kiadó, Budapest