Noell S. Oszvald is a self-taught visual artist and photographer from Budapest, Hungary. although Noell doesn't like to be referred to as a photographer, she uses photography as a base for the images she creates. She became an internet sensation for her captivating creations.
Her dream like images are so powerful, surreal yet very simple and sophisticated, she captures the simplicity of basic composition, allowing herself and her surroundings to blend beautifully even with the lack of colors she's able to produce art that everyone can relate to .“I don’t want to tell people what to see in my images. This is the reason why I never really write any descriptions other than titles. It shows what I wish to express but everyone is free to figure out what the picture says to them. It’s very interesting to read so many different thoughts about the same piece of work.”
Claudia Moscovici once wrote about her work saying “A sense of harmony with our surroundings that doesn’t place human beings on top, but rather as one with nature.”
to know more about Noell, read below...
Who has inspire you the most in terms of photography?
Director, screenwriter Ingmar Bergman.
Do you think that you have your own personal signature ?
I would like to think that I finally found my own voice.
I suppose you could. This is the only way I’m comfortable creating art.
What scares you the most?
I’m a very anxious type of person, so many things scare me. The most scared I’m of is probably the future.
Whats your favorite locations to shoot at?
Most of the time I use my own room to make my images.
It depends on where I can find a suitable place for a picture, but I think I prefer to create indoor.
Do you recommend any websites for photoshop tutorials?
I can’t, I’m sorry. I've never used any of those, I like to figure these things out myself.
What is your favorite photo taken by another photographer?
What is your favorite photo taken by you?
Do you think its hard to be unique and have your own style in photography? how do you manage to stay creative?
It’s difficult to get there, but once you manage to find your own voice it gets somewhat easier, because you know what you want to see in your images.
Absolutely not. I obviously want people to discover my art and follow my journey as an artist, but as a person I don’t wish to be popular. I share very little about myself. I want my pictures to speak for themselves while I’m staying in the shadows.
When you first started at photography, what were the mistakes you made a lot?
I tried to imitate other artists’, not finding my own style. So many bad pieces I had in my portfolio and I've always felt uncomfortable about them. I’m now thankful for this feeling, because it helped me find the right path.
Yes, on a sculpture. It’s difficult, but I hope I can finish it soon.
What frustrates you the most about the world of photography?
I’d like to be accepted as a visual artist. I don’t claim to be a photographer. I edit my pictures, I build props for them, I draw or paint on them. I use photography as a base for the art I create. It'd give me a sense of freedom, the feeling that I’m allowed to take a picture and make it into something else.
My first camera was a starter Canon dslr, now I have a Lumix Lx7 and I bought a medium format film camera last year. I want to experiment with it in the future.
Your Flickr portfolio only contains 8 photos, how come?