Photographer uses a magnifying glass to capture flowers in their finest form

Tulips at Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex.

A photographer has captured the moment spring sprung into life – using a magnifying glass to capture flowers in their finest form.

Zoltan Attila Kecskes, 39, picked up the £30 lens at a flea market but never imagined how it would bring his work to life.

He uses it to get closer than ever to nature, allowing him to photograph the intricate detail and colour of plants as they bloom.

Rapeseed in Sleaford, Lincs. (Zoltan Kecskes/SWNS)

Zoltan said: “It brings the viewer closer, but in a different way because I can pick one individual flower but by using a wide angle lens I can show its surroundings.

“Without the magnifying glass,you can see a big beautiful field of flowers,
but you might not think about those unique individuals flowers who together make the whole field look beautiful.

“It is part of something bigger, just like us humans, we are all individuals but part of a whole.”

Zoltan chose picturesque locations around East Sussex to take the artistic shots including parks and green spaces in Eastbourne, Seaford and Herstmonceux Castle.

Forget-Me-Not flowers in Herstmonceux East Sussex. (Zoltan Kecskes/SWNS)

The Hungarian-born photographer, who is also a part-time carer, said: “What I like about spring is the sense of freedom, a new beginning and it’s energy and for me, the images magnify these.

“What I was look looking for was a flower that is in good shape e.g not damaged or dirty and also facing the right way for the composition.

“I always try to take photos that are a bit different or unique. I like interesting angles and using props and I’ve never used a magnifying glass before.

“I think it makes them look more interesting and unique.

“I mean when people scroll through images or just see these as a thumbnail somewhere, they would probably stop and have a closer look and hopefully think that ‘oh, that’s something you don’t see very often’.”

Tulips at Seaford, Lincs. (Zoltan Kecskes/SWNS)

Zoltan’s favourite is one which shows the yellow flowers of a rape field.

He added: “I like the depth of it and probably this is the one you don’t see this close very often.

“People usually just admire them from the distance when they are driving past a field.

“I love going for walks with my dog around the area and these walks are basically location scoutings too for my portraits and landscape photography.

“I kind of visualise all the photos in my head before I went out as I know what I want to capture.

Zoltan Attila Kecskes, 39 and dog Alfie. (Zoltan Kecskes/SWNS)
Cherry Blossom in Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex. (Zoltan Kecskes/SWNS)

“I always do that whenever I go to take photos but of course, when I get to the location, things can change.

“A lot depends on the direction of the light and what is in the background.

“I taught myself everything by watching Youtube videos and reading articles about photography and photo editing.”


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