Amateur Photographer

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After growing up in Finland and Hungary – the countries her parents came from – at the tender age of 17 Reka Nyari moved to New York to attend art school and study painting. Following her graduation she admits that it was ‘harsh reality time’ in New York where high rents necessitated earning a reasonable income. Thanks to her striking looks Reka got picked up by a modelling agency and that then led to her developing a fresh love for photography.

She explains, ‘I was travelling all the time. I didn’t have my studio or my paintings so I’d take photographs that I thought I’d paint later on. I always loved photography – I was shooting all throughout art school but I just never thought of myself as a photographer; I thought I was a painter.’

On her return from modelling assignments she

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