14 Jul 2015

Fashion shots with sun reflectors

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I take photo shoots only with lights. If I happen to organize a photo shoot outdoors, I exclude the sunlight and provide light by myself. That time, however, though I had a studio kit consisting of 600 and 1200 Ws lights for photographing outdoors, I decided to take photos using only the sunlight.

Somewhere in the middle of 2013 I used to take very few photos and concluded that I should change it. I knew that I didn’t want another beauty photo shoot – I finally wanted a fashion one. I also knew whom I would like to work with… but I had no idea where. I had always had huge problems with finding locations for photo shoots; actually, the location had usually remained unknown until the day of the photo shoot. My first idea at that particular time was some nice roof, but go find me a nice-looking roof in my vicinity… Then I thought of taking photos with sand in the background to give them a desert-like style Read more

30 Jun 2015

Martini in Brick

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Brick is a three-level club in Tarnowskie Góry, Poland, situated at Krakowska street. It’s an avenue leading to the market square, with many shops, banks and the like: simply a city center, though very small in comparison to other towns. The bottom level of Brick has a dance floor for parties, at the ground floor there is a cafe and at the top level – a restaurant. I have taken photos on the dance floor many times.

On the official website you can take a virtual tour of the club and view the locations where the shots described below were taken.

This photo shoot took place in the second half of 2011. A lot has changed in my photos since that time, but let me come back to this topic later. I have done many photo shoots in Brick. I have also taken some beauty shots there because the dance floor has enough space to enable one to set up a mini- studio. Thus, before I started taking photos in the flat belonging to make-up artist Karolina Zientek, I had taken them in Brick, in Tarnowskie Góry. My own housing conditions did not allow for taking photos, nor would any model be able to find my place. Add to that the public transport consisting of one bus line, with one bus per hour (and sometimes per four hours!)…

Let’s come back to Brick. This time, instead of the dance floor, we headed for the top level – to the restaurant. We wanted to take shots over a cup of coffee, but, as is often the case, our plans changed during the work.

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