Ferenc Deák or how he called himself, the Unwanted Butterfly was born in 1954 and spent almost half of his 40-year-life behind bars. He tattooed the whole surface of his body during his years in jail. Butterfly was a highly unusual phenomenon in socialist Hungary being also part of the underground punk scene and performing with popular bands like Sziámi in the infamous Fekete Lyuk (Black Hole) club. Renowned Hungarian photographer Tamás Urbán met him in 1988 while he was serving time in jail and documented his prison days, release and the last six years of his life, until his death in 1994. Looking back after three decades he remains to be a controversial figure being a multiple convicted criminal and an intelligent creative mind stuck behind the Iron Curtain. A life lived in the wrong place at the wrong time.
All images are copright protected by Tamás Urbán.