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I Find Humor In The Small-Town Streets Of Romania
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I Find Humor In The Small-Town Streets Of Romania

Humor has a strange place in photography. So often a humorous photograph undermines the subject matter or the medium itself and leaves the image feeling like a ploy for cheap laughs. But when it works, when composition and moment and environment come together just right, and the photographer is clever enough to know when and how to press the shutter, a humorous photograph can have a tremendous impact.

Hajdu Tamas is the kind of photographer who is not afraid to point his camera at the absurdity of life, even when that life is hard. His photographs of the minutia in small-town Romania present delightful juxtapositions of the old ways of doing things and the new direction in which its residents are trying to move. A high dive towers above an old cemetery, a cow pokes it head out of someone’s backyard bushes with apartment towers visible behind it.

Tamas does not romanticize the environment, but rather takes a self-deprecating approach to the place he calls home. A veterinarian by trade, Tamas hones in on the relationship between the town’s people and animals. Livestock is used for work and for food, yet wanders in and out of the frames with a nonchalant attitude akin to the domestic animals. His exquisite balance of subtle humor and compassion reminds us that it is okay for art to make us laugh.

More info: hajdutamas.blogspot.ro

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AurelianSinca
Community Member
7 years ago

Pictures are sad but present laughable contradictions between Intentions and Outcomes, between petty Desires and poor Resources.

FlorinVant
Community Member
7 years ago

Gloomy, not funny. Narrow choice of subjects too, let's show more Romanian beauty and smart, what say you ?

LussianaSaberhagen
Community Member
7 years ago

Haha, some funny pics others strage, and others creepy

KresensiusAnugerah
Community Member
7 years ago

What are those bloody things in the truck? Couldn't find any humor there.

KresensiusAnugerah
Community Member
7 years ago

it would help if you provide a caption for each photo so we could 'read' your mind, too.

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guess
Community Member
7 years ago

Perhaps you could tell us what about the images are so funny? Because it seems as though the humor is being lost in translation :)

JaquelineKnebelWildner
Community Member
7 years ago

Some are humorours, but the skinned ones in the truck is definitely not.

MaiyaHunter
Community Member
7 years ago

some of these are nice but some are just sad :( like 4 and 13

EitriSvartálfaheimr
Community Member
6 years ago

I loved the pictures, as much as i am always resonant with the idea of showing moar of rawmania! i think us romanians should definitely not forget one of our secret weapons, when romanians have it bad, they don't cry, they make fun of it! :D

EliseBlandin
Community Member
6 years ago

Totally beautiful ! Well done !

JudyDowney
Community Member
6 years ago

Depressing!

Gia
Community Member
4 years ago

genuine!:)

BubaMara
Community Member
7 years ago

I love them all. Very smart, very artistic and very natural in the mean time. The "butcher's van" and the "train" are like paintings.

MartinAndreev
Community Member
7 years ago

Nice photography mate! I'm Bulgarian and the photos could have easily been taken from here as well :)

SusannaVesna
Community Member
7 years ago

I find these photos beautiful but sad. "Humour" is overstated for these photos! I see nothing funny here.

CommentaryFortytwo
Community Member
7 years ago

Love the dog waiting for the pet store to open.

NegrisanuLuiza
Community Member
7 years ago

So what? You traveled to a small village and took some picture and with them you believe you pictured the whole nation? Funny...

AurelianSinca
Community Member
7 years ago

Pictures are sad but present laughable contradictions between Intentions and Outcomes, between petty Desires and poor Resources.

FlorinVant
Community Member
7 years ago

Gloomy, not funny. Narrow choice of subjects too, let's show more Romanian beauty and smart, what say you ?

LussianaSaberhagen
Community Member
7 years ago

Haha, some funny pics others strage, and others creepy

KresensiusAnugerah
Community Member
7 years ago

What are those bloody things in the truck? Couldn't find any humor there.

KresensiusAnugerah
Community Member
7 years ago

it would help if you provide a caption for each photo so we could 'read' your mind, too.

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guess
Community Member
7 years ago

Perhaps you could tell us what about the images are so funny? Because it seems as though the humor is being lost in translation :)

JaquelineKnebelWildner
Community Member
7 years ago

Some are humorours, but the skinned ones in the truck is definitely not.

MaiyaHunter
Community Member
7 years ago

some of these are nice but some are just sad :( like 4 and 13

EitriSvartálfaheimr
Community Member
6 years ago

I loved the pictures, as much as i am always resonant with the idea of showing moar of rawmania! i think us romanians should definitely not forget one of our secret weapons, when romanians have it bad, they don't cry, they make fun of it! :D

EliseBlandin
Community Member
6 years ago

Totally beautiful ! Well done !

JudyDowney
Community Member
6 years ago

Depressing!

Gia
Community Member
4 years ago

genuine!:)

BubaMara
Community Member
7 years ago

I love them all. Very smart, very artistic and very natural in the mean time. The "butcher's van" and the "train" are like paintings.

MartinAndreev
Community Member
7 years ago

Nice photography mate! I'm Bulgarian and the photos could have easily been taken from here as well :)

SusannaVesna
Community Member
7 years ago

I find these photos beautiful but sad. "Humour" is overstated for these photos! I see nothing funny here.

CommentaryFortytwo
Community Member
7 years ago

Love the dog waiting for the pet store to open.

NegrisanuLuiza
Community Member
7 years ago

So what? You traveled to a small village and took some picture and with them you believe you pictured the whole nation? Funny...

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