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Winter Street Photography in Kraków
It has been a while since I posted here for the last time... Almost a month now but so much has happened since then. First of all, I got a new job and work as Guest Experience Manager for Orbis hotels in Krakow and I am based at brand new Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto hotel which was opened last September. I have settled in Krakow where I live now... Have to admit the return to Poland has been very smooth so far...
Over last month I have met a great bunch of street photographers who share the same passion as I do for example Chris Wilson We have even laid some plans for some great activities in a new year. Sounds really exciting. I am sure there will be much to do in the streets of Krakow with our cameras in hand. What really made my day today was... snowfall... I know it may sound ridiculous but tonight's weather conditions in Krakow have caused unknown photo opportunities as I have never experienced before (there was no proper winter in the UK). A very low light (coming mainly from lampposts), reflected from snow, the pedestrians rushing home, seeking shelter from wind and cold created an amazing atmosphere that I just had to photograph. See the gallery here
I hope to be here more frequently as I dot not want and will NOT give up on my photography. If you have any suggestions, ideas please feel to share it with me via a contact form or in the comment field. And of course, any feedback on the shots from tonight are welcome...
Until the next time, stay well and keep photographing...
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.
Streets of Kraków
When walking around Streets of Kraków, along the River Vistula in Kazimierz; the Old Jewish District or in the vicinity of the Old Town with my camera on my neck, I have been thinking (but not too much, to be honest) what my life would be without the Photography that I love so much? What I would be doing instead? Where would I direct my passion, how I would spend my spare time? Thank God, the beauty of Kraków that as the city has changed so much over last years, appeared to be more interesting than my thoughts about my life without photography.
I really was not aware that the Streets of Krakow can offer so much for us; the Photographers. Early evenings offer so much, the lightings, the pedestrians, monuments and even pigeons that appear from nowhere. Also the people of Kraków are so nice and open to Photographers; wait for you to capture the scene, smile at you, accept them in the streets.
This week, I attended the PhotoTuesday event organised by Fotografia Kraków. What a great bunch of people, passionates of photography. Real artists mainly of Landscape Photography. Really talented and open people.
I honestly cannot wait for the next year Photography Month organised by The Foundation for Visual Arts. Check out their website for more information.
I think you will all agree with me that Kraków is the City of Photographers.
Till the next time…
Stay well and keep photographing…
Street Photography in 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.