Thursday, December 1, 2011

The same boss, only the companies are different

Bodhi tree in Boddhgaya, Bihar, India. Under the same tree Buddha have achieved enlightenment.


Ganga Puja in Haridwar


Istanbul


Moldova, orthodox church


Haiti, Port au Prince. Some kind of Catholic-brakeaway church


Montserrat Monastery, Spain

Sunday, October 30, 2011

she is back

Fortunately my ♥♥♥Leica♥♥♥ is finally repaired and now it works like a charm :-)
Fortunately, I am again flooded with jobs.
Unfortunately I am fed up with sitting in front of PC working on post-production, developing RAWs etc.
Unfortunately it is a part of my job.

Here are some photos from Istanbul y. 2010:

Fatih district, Istanbul


Kumkapi district, Istanbul


Eminonu close to Galata Bridge


Uskudar , Asian side of Istanbul


Uskudar , Asian side of Istanbul




Bus station next to Galata Bridge, Istanbul


The entrance to Grand Basar, Istanbul


Houses of destroyed Sulukule old Gypsy neighbourhood, Istanbul


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Romania

I was lucky to spend some time in September in Romania. Romania is in my opinion an amazing country with great nature and lots of contrasts. With beautiful Danube Delta, ugly Black Sea coastal resorts and not so scary Dracula Castle which in fact wasn't even visited by him.
Crisan, people waiting for a ferry from Tulcea. The only way to get to the delta is by ferry, there are no roads and almost no cars.

Buru village near Turda

The beautiful Transfagarasan road. It was built by romanian dictator Ceausescu, because of military reasons he wanted to have quick access across Fagaras mountains.


The amount of rubbish everywhere is really depressing. People just seem not to care.


At first, when I shot this image I regretted that I wasn't outside my car in order to have a neat composition. Later I realized that this is a perfect image. Sheeps on the road and horse carts are the favourites stereotype images of Romania (and other eastern european countries) seen by a westerners eye. That's why I liked to have this western tourists/journalist perspective in the photograph.


Old Dacia is also a trademark of communist Romania. This image was shot in Danube Delta, Crisan a village with no roads,village surrended by water.
The car is completely useless here, hence the lack of wheels. Yet someone decided to bring it and keep it here. Absurd...


Crisan, Danube Delta


Giant dwarf hat? Not, probably it is a roof of a church which will be build a bit later.
Rimetea, Transilvania


Chemical plant in Victoria


In an isolated Crisan village, life came to a standstill. The only moderately busy places are local shop which also serves as a pub and post-office where the less fortunate ones can receive their social benefits.
However this is not the full picture. Fortunately the tourism is booming and a lot of inhabitants can make money from that.


Ferry to Sulina



Gypsy houses on the outskirts of Sibiu


Closed amusement park in a horrible Black Sea resort, Eforie Nord .


No matter where you eat, the food is just great. Especially vegetables.


Waiting in front of Baneasa airport for departure. The airport is far too small to accomodate the cheap airlines traffic, the departure hall is crowded so people prefer to wait outside.


Crisan


The beautiful Delta


more images from Danube Delta and Transilvania

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

on the road

driving a car is not one my favourite things


















Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Viral video

In April I shot some PR stills for a british company specializing in producing online viral advertisments. The movie is finally online. It was made for powerade ion4 and it shows a great polish athlete Marcin Lewandowski (champion of Europe in the race for 800 meters, World Cup finalist and participant of Olympic Games) during his daily training in Szczecin, Poland.
The video was shot entirely with 5d MKII and 7d SLRs. The result in my opinion is absolutely great.

some images from the set:




Saturday, September 3, 2011

Atis rezistans, the sculptors of Grand Rue, Port au Prince

Port au Prince, Haiti
I made these portraits of famous Atis-rezistans sculptors for a reportage written by one of my favourite writers
They were shot in artists atelier/shacks/homes in the proximity of Grand Rue, Port au Prince. The sun was about to go down and the light was absolutely great. The first photo is the one that appeared in the magazine.

Jean Herard Celeur:


Andre Eugene


Andre's atelier


entrance to the atelier


Ti Moun Rezistans a group of children artists with their work:




some sculptures in Atis rezistans atelier:





you can read more about them on their website http://www.atis-rezistans.com/

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

AU mix

Koala sitting the Great Ocean Road
I almost run him over!

Sydney parade

Southern Ocean

Hungry Possum

Sydney CBD




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Spanish Caravan



Andalusia with fields full of grain
I have to see you again and again




Trade winds find Galleons lost in the sea
I know where treasure is waiting for me






Silver and gold in the mountains of Spain
I have to see you again and again







and the song:


Saturday, August 6, 2011

OFF again

I am happy to be at the Off festival in Katowice again. http://off-festival.pl/pl/2011/
Some shots from last years edition:




Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Eiger

The Eiger , Bernese Oberland canton, Switzerland.
One of the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen. If you are a skier it is a must-go. The Eiger north face is legendary and has its place in the history of modern Alpinism.
Let me introduce: The legendary, dangerous and beautiful north face of the Eiger:

Japanese style skiing in the Eiger area:

Schilthorn panorama seen from the restaurant, In this scenery one of James Bond movies was made

Tired skiers

A view from Murren in direction of Wengen Jungfrau

skiers

the Eiger north face:

Mountains around the Eiger are very dangerous. This time fortunately the rescue team arrived quickly :-)

Bernese Alps seen from a apres ski bar

North Face of the Eiger at night:

Mannlichen skiing area at night:

skiing

Birg station in clouds high above Lauterbrunnen

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Zealand

I put together this video from my recent trip to New Zealand purely for fun. You can watch it in HD on vimeo.
Enjoy

Friday, June 24, 2011

Tribute to my m6

tribute to my LEICA which broke down after I dropped her

















Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nice distribution

A small job I  did 2 weeks ago.
EHEC crisis.
















Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Zealand

Just came back from NZ
Ferry from North to South island

Morning by a lake, south island


Ferry from North to South island


Hole in a forest, Franz Josef glacier


Ferry from North to South island


Milford Sound seen from a helicopter:


A bar in Auckland


A beach, north of south island


Rain forest, Milford Sound:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Last month statistics:

4 corporate jobs (2 banks, 1 tax advisor,1 stock exchange), 59 persons photographed in a studio
2 nice news assignments for a big wire
9 images sold from my archive to UK (3),South Africa (1), worldwide licence (3),USA (1), germany (1)
over 4000km in nissan micra
not bad at all...
and in two days I am leaving europe for second big trip during this year
..not bad.

In the meantime i still shoot this kind of shit:









Friday, April 15, 2011

to post or not to post that is the question :-)

Recently, I  haven't been posting as often as I would like to.
Like in every photographers case:
A lot of posts = no assignments
no posts = a lot of assignments
This is why no posts is always good news.
Some snaps from 2006-2008










Monday, March 21, 2011

Wyclef Jean shot in hand in Port Au Prince, Haiti

Yesterday I read that Haiti-born american musician and record producer ,former member of  the hip hop group the Fugees Wyclef Jean was shot in hand in Haiti capital Port Au Prince.
Fortunately the injury was not serious the wound was superficial, you can read about it here .

I had a oportunity to photograph Wyclef Jean in Port Au Prince this January on the anniversary of 2010 earthquake. 
I was in front of the ruins of Notre Dame Cathedral, Port Au Prince. When some SUV escorted by Police and bodyguards arrived. I didn't really know what is going on, but as I felt tension in crowd rises I started shooting chaotic snapshots. 

Then Wyclef Jean came out from nowhere.



In this kind of typical Haitian chaos it is clear that something may go wrong.
 



And after his speach someone tried to steal my wallet, I managed to caught him by his hand :-)) 
but this is another story...

More photos: Wyclef Jean in Haiti , Port Au Prince