The paint is falling off the walls; the old epochal cars are disassembled, and disoriented dogs are walking like ghosts through the dirty snow. But let’s not imagine that everything is part of a decaying surreal painting…

There is always somebody that can repaint a chipped wall, and through practical miracles, even ruined cars can be transformed into brand-new ones. In short, total makeovers are still possible with a little bit of imagination.

I depict the everyday life in my eastern European neighborhood: bits and pieces of a decomposing existence with its highs and lows. Photographs revealing the place’s dual nature—the laissez-faire attitude complemented by a strong willingness to change its fate.

Most of all, ”Greatest Clicks” represents my best photos made during the last year.

—Hajdu Tamás