WELCOME to Behind the Lens, a new feature that shines a light on the talented photographers in our Warrington Guardian Camera Club group.
This week, we’re looking at 41-year-old Zoltán Romvári’s favorite photos.
Zoltán is originally from Hungary but moved to Northwich in 2007 and now lives in Warrington.
He is a master photographer and artist who completed a BA at the University of Manchester.
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When and why did you dedicate yourself to photography?
I have been in love with photography since I was a child. My mother’s cousin, who was a famous Hungarian photographer, played an important role. Under his influence, I picked up an analog camera for the first time and learned how to use it. It all started 26 years ago and the passion has been there ever since.
Winter sunrise at Walton Hall
What do you like about taking pictures?
For me, photography is the art of the moment. In today’s fast-paced world, my goal is to show small details and lost moments that are invisible to others. I try to stop time with my photos. For me photography breaks constancy, brings calm and harmony to my life.
A play of contrasts and light at Meols Beach in the Wirral
Tony Crawford, a member of the Warrington Guardian camera club, would love to go behind the scenes of a Star Trek movie
What is your favorite place to take photos and why?
Wherever I go, I take my camera, because I believe that there is always potential in the habitat that surrounds us. For me, my favorite places are Wales and Scotland. I am fascinated by its impressive landscape and its thousands of years of history.
Long shutter shot at Aberystwyth pier
What is your favorite subject and why?
I am a landscape and fine art photographer. I really like artistic macros, futuristic landscape photos and social critical photos, but lately I have become a big lover of birds and nature photography.
Bird photography is a new love of Zoltan’s and this one was taken in Walton.
Warrington Guardian Camera Club member Ray Tickle captured stunning images of beautiful babies and sad-looking sunflowers.
What do you enjoy about being part of our Camera Club on Facebook?
I have been a member of the group for about five years. I like that there are photographers of different levels and personalities, from amateurs to professionals, so you can get a lot of inspiration. The club is very active and has a family atmosphere and that is why club members can present their photos without fear, because they know that they will only receive constructive advice. It always gives me great joy when different events bring members together. I was proud, for example, when one of my photos was displayed with several other members last year at an exhibition here in Warrington.
Time Square in Warrington city center
If you could photograph anyone/anywhere/anything, who/what would it be?
My big dream is to photograph the Scandinavian countries and Scotland, including the NC500 in winter. But my biggest dream is still a photo trip to Iceland. Unfortunately, in 2021, this has been canceled due to Covid-19. I am currently working on a photo guide featuring the historical heritage of North Wales.
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