After many months of work and great financial effort, I was able to publish THE WORLD IS WHERE YOU STOP.

It is not a summary of my photographic work, but only a visual record, a commentary on the world I live in now, which is as often delightful as it is disappointing. The book has been beautifully designed and printed on exceptional, precious paper. It contains 150 photographs carefully arranged to evoke a bit of reflection in the reader.

I recommend this publication timidly to everyone for whom the book still remains an important experience.

It can be purchased from the publisher of BLOW UP PRESS using the direct address below:

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“Master of the visual and intellectual elements of photography.”*

*Kent Kobersteen, former Senior Photo Editor of the National Geographic Magazine

Go on a journey around the world in search of human nature. The World Is Where You Stop is a critical look at our reality, where good and evil, euphoria and suffering, wealth and poverty, virtue, and licentiousness, coexist side by side. For over 40 years of his career, Tomasz Tomaszewski, one of Poland’s most outstanding photographers, has recorded situations that are difficult to pass by indifferently.

Shocking juxtapositions of photos, like shots from mondo films and documentaries, make you reflect on the condition of contemporary man and the world he both lives in and creates. Sometimes the frames emanate the artist’s admiration for the beauty and power of nature, sometimes one can see his overwhelming fear or musings on our humanity.

150 black-and-white images do not explain how it happened that we ended up in a place like this. Instead, they ask questions about where our world is headed and what we can expect at the end of the road.

Built as a coherent, multi-threaded story, the book is a cross-sectional presentation of Tomasz Tomaszewski’s work and includes many pictures that have never been previously published.

Photographs: Tomasz Tomaszewski

Essay: Kent Kobersteen

Book design: Aneta Kowalczyk

Photo editing: Tomasz Tomaszewski, Aneta Kowalczyk and Grzegorz Kosmala

Proofreading: Ben Borek

Cover: soft

Paper: Munken Print Cream 1.8 150g/m2

Format: 280x370mm

Number of pages: 320

Number of photos: 150

Language version: English

Print run: 1500 copies

Printing and binding: Argraf (Warsaw, Poland)

Publication date: May 2023

Publisher: BLOW UP PRESS

ISBN: 978-83-965969-2-5


*Tomasz Tomaszewski with Aneta Kowalczyk and Grzegorz Kosmala -Blow Up Press, after finishing work on the book.