THEY WERE NOT INHABITANTS OF EMPTINESS

NIE BYLI MIESZKAŃCAMI PUSTKI Zauroczenie, znój, osobliwość, tygiel, egzotyka, pogodzenie z losem, duchowość, handel, nędza, zgiełk i ruch, ogień i dym, który nie pachnie, religia, bród, jaskrawy kolor, siła wiary, śmieci, brak agresji, światło, brak poszanowania dla rzeczy i przedmiotów, fałsz, reinkarnacja, chaos, jakiś inny, odmienny świat, brak wypadków drogowych, nieszczerość, łagodność do zwierząt, krematoria, mordęga za głodowe pensje, obojętność, smog, rzeka ściek, dobroduszność, święta rzeka Ganges. Varanasi, Indie. Tu przyjechałem w ...

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WSZYSTKO MOŻE BYĆ WSZYSTKIM

WSZYSTKO MOŻE BYĆ WSZYSTKIM Motywacja, która posłużyła do wykonania prezentowanych poniżej zdjęć, dalece różni się od tej, jakiej zwykle używam w swojej pracy. Najczęściej myślę bowiem o tym, aby fotografia czemuś służyła, aby opowiadała historię, próbowała tłumaczyć człowieka drugiemu człowiekowi. Tym razem starałem się wykorzystać jedynie zdziwienie, czysty zachwyt nad światem, czasami  radość i rozbawienie, zażenowanie, ale też i niepokój, wszystko, tylko nie chęć opowiedzenia historii. Okazało się to dla mnie  niespodziewanie trudnym wyzwaniem, którego ...

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THINGS THAT LAST

Polish highlanders, 2015 Their attitude to nature resembles the relationship between the leaf and the tree. Ultimate harmony and ultimate dependence. Highlanders believe that they had been created by the mountains, which forged their identity. They live for them, they live on them. This is a little appreciated phenomenon of contemporary Europe. Current trends promote uniformity. We adapt ourselves to others, convinced that after all, we are all the same. It ...

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VERY RED COLOUR

Lamalera, a fishing village on the outskirts of civilization - island of Levaeba, Indonesia. Invariably, whales have been fishing here for over 600 years. Their meat serves as a community food, which has more than 3,000 people today. Founded by Dutch missionaries 6 centuries ago Lamalera, remains the only Catholic village on the island, which in its entirety, as well as the greater part of Indonesia is a Muslim.

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THE CITY NOT ABANDONED

Kairouan, Tunisia It is the 4th most important Muslim city after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, with the holy Mosque of Aqba situated in the center of the city. Kairouan is a UNESCO World Heritage site attracting a large number of international tourists. The Arabs around 670 founded the city in the period of Caliph Mu’awiya (reigned 661-680). It became an important center for Sunni Islamic scholarship and Quranic learning. It is also ...

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ELMINA, GHANA

Elmina is a town situated on a south-facing bay on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana, and the first European ( Portuguese) settlement in the West Africa. The location of Elmina made it a significant site for provisioning ships headed south towards the Cape of Good Hope on their way to India. Today with a population of 33.000 people Elmina still remains as a fishing town. Children are important part of ...

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SUGAR TOWN

Java, Indonesia I travelled to Java in Indonesia to document sugar production there.  I was one of 6 photographers who were commissioned by the Dutch organization Noorderlicht to produce "The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar". The project examines globalization by looking at the sugar industry in the Netherlands and its former colonies. It was like taking a trip into the past. I found myself surrounded by steam machinery and archaic ...

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