My name is Krizsai Andrea. I’m a Hungarian photographer based in Berlin, Germany at the moment. I capture the everyday life of ordinary people on the street.
I’m also working on a photo reportage about evictions which are going on now in Hungary because of the bank loans. I’m especially interested in social topics. With this series of photographs ‘’Working class’’ I want to show people in their working environment. When the alarm rings at the certain time, we put on or workings shoes and welcome a new day. Maybe we’ll go with a smile on our faces, or maybe we are already counting hours when we’ll be home again. What is that resistance that’s keeping us from doing what we really want to do in our lives? It is the fear. The fear of taking the risk of going in to unknown direction, fear of letting go of our old habits, our companions who made us secured in some way.
Sometimes we envy the ones who knew exactly what they wanted to do since their childhood and ones who had the courage to change their lives. Maybe we should dig deep inside and ask our inner child. But for what are we actually working for? In our society money brings food on our tables, provides us shelter, gives power and status and buys freedom and happiness. So, we work hard for it, and try to make our best of it, every single day. Thousands of hellos and goodbyes, millions of polite smiles, hundreds of thousands meals prepared, hundreds of lives saved, sleepless nights over the empty canvas, long night shifts, thousands of tears along with thousands of magical moments. And days easily turn into years, and some of us realize that the temporally job turned into a lifetime ones. In the end we ask ourselves: ‘’were we happy? Are we happy now?’’ It’s not easy to escape from the figure we see in the mirror each morning. But the wonderful truth is, it’s never too late for changes. [Official Website]