We have first introduced you to a Hungarian artist Sarolta Ban two years ago. Surprisingly, she was then working with a non-professional FinePix S5600 camera and claimed she had learned digital processing by herself. We decided to check with her again and see how her life has changed.

Turns out, with all the photography projects, jewellery design now comes in second, although Sarolta still enjoys doing it everyday. After our publication in 2010 the artist started receiving a lot more international recognition, with her work being exhibited in the Netherlands, Ireland, France, Poland, Luxemberg and Hungary. She has also received Elle Magazine’s Young Artist Talent Award together with QEP (Qualified European Photographer) award from Federation of European Photographers.

Her future looks bright, too: Sarolta bought a more professional Nikon D3100 and is planing to publish a photo book with her images. She says that her dream is to see her images exhibited in many different places around the world. At this rate of her progress, it shouldn’t be long before this happens, and in the meanwhile let’s take a look at some of her new works.

Webiste: saroltaban.com

“I like using ordinary elements and by combining them, I can give them various stories, personalities. (full interview)

“I hope that the meanings of my pictures are never too limited, are open in some way, each viewer can transform them into a personal aspect. So I’m happy if different people find different meanings in my images.” (full interview)

“I usually work on a picture from a few hours to a couple of days long, and many times I use 50-100 different layers [in Photoshop] for one picture.” (full interview)

Photo Manipulations by Sarolta Ban (PART I)