Fotografia Uliczna

Photography Exhibition

My first photo exhibition in Krakow

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The works will showcase black and white images of People in the streets of Polish and European Cities.

As a part of Photo Month Krakow, this will be the first photo exhibition in the history of Mercure Kraków Old Town hotel which was opened 1,5 year ago. Those who know me, I am a passionate photographer that focuses not only his camera, lens, eye but above all my heart on Life of streets where I live, visit or simply am. And it has been for six years now.

I have found his passion for this type of photography during one-week workshop in Morocco which I attended in 2012. In addition, I used to live in London that time where the multicultural aspect of British Capital gave me a full spectrum to master my skills to capture this Decisive Moment. And again, those who know, my main inspiration comes mainly from well-known Henri Cartier-Bresson and Vivian Maier.

I can describe my work not only by black, grey and white colours but above all the uniqueness. I try to present People at the very candid moment that in many cases will not happen again. This will be my 4th exhibition (first in Krakow). I have showcased my photographs at The Camera Club as well as at Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch, London. Now, you have an opportunity to see my work at Mercure Kraków Old Town hotel.

The Private Viewing is scheduled for 1st June 2018 at 7.00pm. If you plan to attend, please let know here
The Exhibition ends 15th June 2018. 

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The Magic Place

Kraków Christmas Market

I had a very good day today… Why? Let me keep a secret for now but soon you will find out. When walking for the meeting with Pamela from Krakow Independent Photo Club, I decided to walk across the Market Square as there has been recently opened Christmas Market…

And again, Krakow as the city has surprised me so nicely… You do not need to go to Munich, London, Paris or Berlin. There is a beautiful Christmas Market there. With so many nice stalls full of Polish specialities like: pierogi, sausages, cheese, soups but also handmade regional products. You can also buy some amazing black and white photo prints from Lue Lue Gallery stall. You should really try some food and mulled wine (but not too much, believe me ;-) It was fairly difficult to walk around as the market was full of foreign tourists as well as the locals; who strolled along the market on the way back home. What must be noted, the weather was nasty as the winter is coming; cold wind and snow. Despite it, the atmosphere was amazing… for sure will come back there again.

The reason I am writing this is to bring your attention to the beauty of this Magical Place. The market has caused so many great photo opportunities and again I noticed many people walking around with cameras “attached” to their eyes not mentioning these ones with smartphones in their hands (with or without gloves on).

If you are reading this blog somewhere in the world, please share it. Please tell the others about this Magical Place which has so much to offer not only to photographers. Also, let me know what you think about the Blog, photographs. Be honest. I am open for the feedback. Revisit my blog soon as I will be posting more in coming days.

Till the next time, stay sharp and keep photographing.

Wojtek 

The best Polish city for Street Photography

Street Photography in Krakow

Of course it’s all luck.
— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Shadows of Krakow

Shadows of Krakow

It is almost one month since I have moved to Krakow after ten years in London. The UK capital was the city where my passion for photography was born. I held three great exhibitions across such places as London’s Camera Club and The Jealous Gallery (see here some captures from these great events). London Chinatown as well as Southbank were the places the most often visited by me. Also in London I made great friendships with great people; to name a few; Marta, Kadir, Gosia, Anna, Armando and more. I learnt a lot there, got a great life-experience and above found inspiration for Street and Travel Photography which is my main discipline. Before I moved to Krakow I was thinking what it is going to be like there, will I find the like-minded people, will I see (in terms of photography) what I have seen in London, Paris, Barcelona or Rome. And you know what, it has been three weeks now since I am in Krakow and I am so nicely surprised. I see so much, almost everywhere I go. I can see people with their cameras walking around and photographing not only the architecture of this beautiful city but also Street Scenes. The number of different photo events taking place in the city is enormous. Last Friday I visited an amazing LueLue Gallery; a place where I could stay the whole day and more. It was full of black and white photographs of Krakow and other locations with such an approachable staff open for new emerging artists; photographers, painters, interior designers etc.  For sure I will come back there again.

Despite the fact, I have left the best city in the world and all the best friends there, I am happy to be back here in Krakow. I am happy and look forward to photographing this beautiful city and I am sure I will not get bored as Street Photography is so unique and always offers candid moments to photograph.

I will say even more… I am super lucky to be back here again…

Finally, if I could ask you to give me your feedback, comment any advise or even tell me what you would like to see in my photographs. Challenge me and I will try my best to capture it for you. Stay tuned for more posts in coming weeks, months.

Wojtek