Szász was the archetypal outsider. Whilst a serious and deeply committed artist, he was classified as an „amateur photographer” by the powers that be all through his life. This was down to two factors: he stuck to the „Dr.” title, leading others to think he was a medical doctor, but also because he voiced his dislike of the restrictive Socialist system without filter. He never shied away from vocing his opinion, alienating some along the way.
Being classified as an „amateur” further fueled his passion to create with more intensity. If you look at his images, the image of a loner, an outsider appears. His human figures are nearly always lost, alone in space, more compositional elements than the focal point of the images… and they are nearly always alone.