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The Bence Bakonyi Transform Series Analyzes Urban Camouflage

By: Gil Haddi - Published: • References: bencebakonyi and devidsketchbook
The photographs in the Bence Bakonyi 'Transform' series looks at city settings with people performing a disappearing act that can only be called urban camouflage.

While not entirely disappearing into the background, the subjects of this series blend extremely well with their surroundings. However, only the clothing matches the setting; the people's hair and skin and their natural elements stand out. Through this trick of the eye, Bence Bakonyi is making a blatant statement about how people tend to put on a facade and try to change to fit in with their surroundings, especially in an urban environment.

Depicting subjects who match perfectly with paved roads and painted walls is how the 'Transform' series literally translates the concept of urban camouflage.