Bela Doka, in his series titled “The Sundays of life”, charts a challenging path for himself. How do you photograph the daily moments that, while not dramatic, form the core of life’s pleasures and satisfactions? The answer for Mr. Doka is found in a country house owned by the family of his girlfriend. The world that he reveals to us is one of sun drenched lunch tables, cool afternoon river swims, lazy walks in the fields, and tasks that are met with no timetable in mind. If we view these pictures from a hurried, urban mindset, we see nothing. Literally. Nothing is happening. But if we shift our sensibilities – as I believe Mr. Doka is asking us to do along with him – then we see the timeless, daily activities that create a Zen satisfaction.
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