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Flora Borsi: Surreal Self-Portraits as a Representation of Inner Reality

Artistic Background

In a modern world, young photographers grow their skills and develop creative ideas with the increased usage of modern techniques. Conceptual photography is an exciting process that usually includes a quality in post-production – an area of limitless possibilities for creating unique and fascinating photographs. Flóra Borsi, a young art photographer, visual artist and graphic designer from Hungary, reveals her ideas and wishes, making them possible with camera and Photoshop. This talented 23 years old photographer who is in love with visual art since childhood, obtained her Bachelor Degree of Arts in Photography from Moholy Nagy University in Budapest. Borsi was lucky to grow up in a supportive family – her parents recognized a talent of the young girl who loved to draw and paint. As a teenager, Flora loved to play with Photoshop – she created collages and fan art of the musicians. Flora won her first camera Canon EOS 40D when she was only 15 years old. And, then, the magic began.

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Flora Borsi - Recent Artwork I, 2013

Flora Borsi’s Fantasy World

Conceptual photography in Flora’s work gets new dimensions. The photographer uses Photoshop to create things that don’t exist in reality but are reflections of her inner world. A surreal photography reveals Flora’s emotions, thoughts, and dreams, represented in a thrilling way. She captures portraits and then manipulates with the originals – by adding subjects or playing with colors. For example, she made portraits of herself with different animals inserted on her face. The artist shows us something different, something that is in opposition to reality. But, the main idea is, actually, to represent the inner reality – the real world of emotion. For this reason, post-production has a unique role in her work:

The editor software is just a tool to complete my pictures, I want to make an image, which looks like a real, unedited photo.

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Flora Borsi - Recent Artwork III

Art as a Therapy

Flora makes self-portraits mostly, facing with her emotions and thoughts. She works in a studio, using only one light, avoiding posing in front of the audience. The idea to shoot self-portraits shows as very productive. It is much easier to pose when you know which emotions you want to catch. As the photographer said:

Art is therapy for me; this is how I process my emotions. Like a confession.

Flora’s photos expose the specific bond between human body and self. Her recent work emphasizes the photographer’s aesthetic and main inspiration – a human body presented in a mysterious way.

All images copyright of Flora Borsi.

You can view more work by Flora Borsi on her Website and Instagram.

Article written by Danica Jovic

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