I cover everything: politics, wars, sport, the Olympics.
My earliest memory of professional photography dates back a very long time, to around 1976. I was sent to cover a big soccer match, although I didn’t really have the right sort of camera for the assignment. I shot just 12 frames, and one made it to print.
I started learning the skills of processing photos in photography school. I learnt lots of technical things about studio photography. But I really learnt to take pictures after I went to work with a Hungarian daily paper as a lab technician. I found a wonderful mentor there and he taught me everything. I still show him my pictures sometimes.
I love covering the Olympics. I’ve covered six games altogether – four summer, and two winter Olympics.
I’m a specialist in water polo photography. It’s a big sport in Hungary, and I’ve covered three Olympics during which the Hungarian team won a gold medal.
When I take pictures, I really don’t think about who is going to see them. I just concentrate on what is happening and I push the button.
It’s really important to remember your humanity as a photographer. You might be working in a war zone, but there’s no point being there if someone dies in front of you and you don’t go to help.