When asked to introduce herself, photographer Eva Fekete simply said: “Coffee, cigarette, coffee, books, coffee, wandering, coffee…”
When and how did you get started?
I don’t know, I always did something. School radio, fanzine writing, lyrics for a rock band, dancing, drawing, acting, sculptures… Then photography stayed with me.
What genre do you consider your work to be?
Depending on the topic or idea I’m working on
Describe your work in 10 words or less.
Pictures born in my head, I have to do it.
Where was your first exhibition held?
The first will be here, in Malta, at Palazzo de Piro, in November.
What are you working on at the moment?
I just finished photograms. It’s a very interesting technique when you don’t use camera to make photos. It is about pure light, about the essence of photography.
Which artist’s work are you most inspired by?
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Andre Kertesz, Helmut Newton, Luca Göbölyös, Cindy Sherman
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
Definitely a punk-rock star!
What is the epitome of happiness for you?
When I’m working on a photo series, when I’m in my dark room. When I’m sitting in our garden with my coffee and reading magazines on a Sunday morning. The chitchatting with Erik and the girls in our garden at the evenings. And a loud rock concert. And, and, and…
What brought you to Malta?
I was looking for a place for a Summer where the weather is great and the language is English. Then I fell in love – with a man and with an island. Perfect coincidence. So I stayed.
What do you love about Malta?
What do you hate about Malta?
The senseless construction business and the killing of the trees.
Favourite colour and what it means to you?
It always depends on my mood. Colours are emotions for me.
What is your favourite indulgence?
Ice. I cannot think of anything else now but ice.
Paula has a pedigree in TV and stage production (children's and family entertainment) and a passion for the arts. She's taken the reins on The Artists' Directory - Malta and the relevant content for the site.