By Laura Collinson

At first glance you might mistake the buildings in this photography series by Hungarian artist Zsolt Hlinka as the set of a Wes Anderson movie. However, they actually exist on the banks of the River Danube, Europe’s second-longest river.

Hlinka’s technique involves taking the context away from the architecture: “The series cannot be considered as a dry study, because it does not depict the raw reality: if you get a closer view of the photographs, you may discover that none of the pictures show the building in its full form, but only its reflected part.”

The mirrored effect perfectly matches each side of the building in the most aesthetically-pleasing way possible. This, in addition to the lack of background distraction, transforms the already beautiful buildings into neat dollhouse-like structures.

“These fictitious buildings coming into existence perfectly grab and condense their original character into themselves, as if you could see human faces and different personalities on the building portraits”, says Hlinka.

“I am fascinated by the urban mood and evening lights. But landscapes with strange mood also seize me by the eye and thoughts. I am looking for geometry and symmetry obsessively in each composition. When I take a photo, I exclude all other circumstances and focus only on the picture to be prepared. I collect moments.”

I’ll take the grey, white and pink place, please.

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