Bela Doka, in his series titled "Sundays of Life", charts a challenging path for himself. How do you photograph the quotidian moments that, while not dramatic, form the core of life's pleasures and satisfactions? The answer for him is found in a country house owned by the family of his girlfriend. The world that he reveals to us is one of sun-warmed lunch tables, cool afternoon river swims, lazy walks in pathless 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 he is asking us to do along with him - then we see the timeless, daily activities that create a Zen of satisfaction.
Bela Doka photographed his extended family at the country house of his girlfriend for the last several summers. The Sundays of Life is a limited edition of 50 signed and numbered copies including a book and a signed fine art print. The book is a special deluxe edition with a white leather cover in a handmade linen box.