"Art is the mediator of the inexpressible.”

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

I believe Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the great master of words, knew that there are emotions and impressions that cannot be expressed in words. Maybe the art of photography can be a means to transfer even feelings and impressions. I sure hope it does.

My name is Reinhard Bagyura. As I have used my pseudonym Columbus in the Internet, in forums and the model index, I also use it here in order to prevent confusions. I was born in 1958 in Hainburg/Danube. Since 1976 I have been dealing with photography in an autodidact manner. I first came into contact with a camera at the age of 14. It was a camera of the brand Braun Paxette. Back then, one used to still work with the good old photographic films and developed photographs in the darkroom. It was fascinating how suddenly a picture became visible when dipping into the developer solution. Yes, those images were only black and white, but the process of the development up to a completed picture brought a great fascination with it. Due to lack of free-time, for some time I had to take a break. Some time ago I again discovered my love for the old hobby. I completed a sound education for artistic and applied photography. Presenting people is the basis for my photographic work, my goal is always to represent the person in an expressive way. For me photography is a form of artistic expression. It is important to me to create pictures with my models that appeal, are pleasing to the eyes or even provoke and shock. I want to create a mental reaction.