Réka is a photographer who lives and works in Budapest. She and her husband Tamás Érdi, a well-known, award winning pianist who is visually impaired, travel a lot but are always happy to return to Budapest, the city they belong to.

What is the quality you most like in a person?

When someone is true to himself/ herself and when she/ he is a good person. Honesty is very important.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

I think I would like my current self and life back.

What is your most marked characteristic?

I'm a pretty open person and always happy to have a chat with people on the street and everything. At the same time, I would consider myself an introvert.

What is your greatest fear?

In the past I used to worry about the smallest things and perhaps I'm still like that a little bit. I'm  afraid of losing people I love. I worry about the future of our planet. I used to be afraid of the dark but since I know Tamás I see this issue differently and somehow I'm not afraid of it any more.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I am not sure whether perfect happiness is something one can reach or aim for. Generally, I feel content and very happy with my life. I think I've found a special kind of happiness when I met Tamás. I've been loving every minute we get to spend together but I also think it's important not to take it for granted. Happiness is like a flower that needs constant care and watering.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I would like to be able to always improve at what I'm doing and do the best work I can as a photographer.

What is your motto?

There's a quotation from a haiku written by Ákos Fodor titled Love. It goes as the following: "Not the curtain, not the wind, but the moment the curtain lifts, then falls". I think those are the moments in life worth capturing.

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