About me

Reka Valkai self-portrait

I was born in 1990 in Osijek, Croatia. I fell in love with photography during my high school days in 2007, and later that year, I had my first solo exhibition in Kopács. In 2008 I moved to Budapest to start my BA programme in English and Art history and created my ever-growing photoblog called “Always in Love“. My early works were influenced by a colleague photographer from Serbia, Bogdan Radenković and were published seven times in the Croatian Digital Foto magazine. Soon after I started cooperating with Donald Debeljak (its former editor) illustrating his articles in the Croatian Pleasure Magazine. In 2010 my photos were covers of several audio books made exclusively for Kossuth & Mojzer Publishing. In 2009 my images became available for commercial use at Cultiris.com .

I had several solo and group exhibitions in Croatia, many more in Budapest and a group exhibition in Russia (Kaliningrad). In 2013 five of my photos from the “Top-hat” series were exhibited in New York at the Birdhaus Art Gallery. In 2013 and 2014 my photos were published in the prestigious PHOTO magazine and appeared several times on their official website photo.fr.

In 2015 I’ve finished my Masters degree at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Media and Communication MA, specialized in Visual Communication. Soon after I started working at MB Productions Ltd. as production coordinator and in 2016 for Spice Media Production as Head of production.

If you are interested in working with me, feel free to contact me.

I’m available for:

  • PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
  • BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY
  • TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
  • THEATRE / FESTIVAL / EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY