Street Spirit

Even though the streets never change, the element that makes them bristle with life does.

This is what keeps me coming back to this never-ending cinema; what keeps me looking for new scenes to unfold on the stage.

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Personal Cinema; Crossings

My first winter in Poznan was a lesson in perseverance and dedication for me and my daily adventures of running a coffee shop in extreme cold and using my camera in ways that it would survive often keeping it inside my jacket and bringing it out for a quick snap.

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Personal Cinema; Stampede

It was early afternoon and the streets of Jezyce were very busy with cars, people, peddlers and in this area around the market, especially crazy and vibrant with activity. Luckily the traffic then on Dąbrowskiego was packed and backed up a bit from the ongoing construction to the street, so I could see that the tram was already on its way. I needed to move fast and began picking up the pace and navigating the sidewalk.

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Personal Cinema; Intersections

This one titled “Intersections” is not necessarily the most popular, but it is one that really shifted my senses about how and when to shoot my subjects, carefully selectng the way they entered the frame and became my story.

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Personal Cinema; Drift

One of the images that is directly linked with my image “This Morning” is this one. This was actually an accident if you can believe it.

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Personal Cinema; Rear View

This was not ever going to see the light of day. When I looked back at this one after shooting one morning heading into work, I just didnt like it. The young man was in an odd spot and it didn’t move me so much, seeming so ordinary, plus I again hated the graffiti in the window and was not wanting to call attention to it.

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Personal Cinema; Sunday Morning

I can remember this day quite clearly. March 9th, 2014, Sunday. And cold. In fact, I was looking out the window debating for an hour whether to go out or not, sipping my hot coffee and not wanting to really put the layers on that would be required to stay warm. Back and forth, looking at the cold outside and knowing that it was going to be a fight to stay warm.

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Personal Cinema; This Morning

Story of the image “This Morning” taken in Poznan, Poland.

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‘HOME & AWAY’ Submission to the OpenWalls Exhibit

Today, at the last-minute I decided to submit work to the OpenWalls exhibit brought together with 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography.

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Velvet

October 24th, 2013 Fog is something I feel like I have never been properly introduced to until I moved to Poland. Here the fog is thick, luscious and atmospheric, often feeling like a Hammer Horror movie set and half expecting a Vampire to emerge. But no, it’s just a big velvety blanket of nostalgic goodness…

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