A Stray Ghost and Other Stories is rather like visual volumes of short stories, than a photo series following a strict theme or a concept. The 30 photos of the collection are 30 different and unique stories captured in a blink of an eye.
Like Paul Auster said, ’when you live in the city, you learn to take nothing for granted. Close your eyes for a moment, turn around to look at something else and the thing that was before you is suddenly gone. Nothing lasts, you see… once a thing is gone, that is the end of it.’ And that is so beautiful and creepy at the same time.
All of pictures took place between the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2017. These moments were sometimes remote, sometimes close, almost tangible even, in other cases they were peculiar, hardly noticeable, elusive that deep down are touching personal things, are about constant curiosity, establishing contact, getting lost and found, about crises and redemption.
Tamas Andok is a documentary and fine art photographer from Budapest, Hungary. In his photos (street photography projects or different conceptual series), landscape and street speak in a multiplicity of secret voices, calling out to the viewer’s own perception of reality. His pictures already aroused the interest of Hungarian and foreign magazines, publishers, music labels from Poland, the Czech Republic, Japan, Spain, the UK, North and South America.