American actor, director, and singer Joseph Gordon-Levitt shared a photo by Hungarian photographer Mihály Köles in a Facebook post asking the public to upload photos of Hungary.
Saturday morning, followers of the movie star were greeted with a beautiful photo showing the Hungarian Parliament, Chain Bridge, and the Castle. Using the link in the actor’s post, people can submit photographs to contribute to Gordon-Levitt’s mysterious new project.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s name might be familiar from 500 Days of Summer (2009), and 50/50 (2011), but he also appears in Inception (2010) and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020). He is the founder of Hitrecord, a collaborative media platform, which has so far produced short films, DVDs, and books. Artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and the general public can participate in these projects by uploading their own contributions and collaborating with each other.
The link in the actor’s Facebook post takes followers to Gordon-Levitt’s media platform Hitrecord, where they can upload photos according to the prompt. It seems that Gordon-Levitt’s new project is not limited to Hungary only; he is also looking for photos of, for example, Kazakhstan, Washington, and Mexico, in addition to pictures of the ocean, sunsets, and the sky.
Since the weekend, Facebook-users have been keen to share their photos under the actor’s post too. These include pictures of the Hungarian capital and other towns such as Szeged, Szentendre, Gyula, Lake Balaton, and photos capturing natural treasures and beautiful landscapes across the country.
Photographer Mihály Köles, whose photograph Levitt had posted, was also proud to share the actor’s post on his own Facebook page. What Gordon-Levitt’s project entails remains a mystery, however, his post provides a good opportunity to browse different places in Hungary that are worth a visit.
Featured photo illustration by Balázs Mohai/MTI