double exception

first: an exception because 99% of my pics are horizontal. second: film is not dead, portra 160NC.

Barcelona, Barri Gòtic, Spain, February 2011. Portra 160NC scanned on Konica Minolta 5400 Elite, shot with Voigtlander Bessa R4a, 21mm.

slightly out of sync

Let’s imagine: we did not sync of four cameras before the assigment, then after three days shooting pics are out of sync. It’s internal camera timer differences: after some time they are out of sync so you have to do sync before every work. If not – it’s pain to select pics from that coverage, it’s hard to keep story in mind. Continue reading

where are my Photoshop actions?

A few days ago I had to move back from Mac OSX Lion to previous version of the system, called Snow Leopard. A few problems with applications, BT and external keyboard/trackpad, not working album software – something to work out after this busy season. So case closed, I’m going back.  Continue reading

Django folks

9 months after last visit. same place: Barri Gòtic, at Plaça Reial. Between coffee and rain – two folks: Yannick Alcocer and Benoit Convert that came to Spain to bring their guitar experience to share during their both – class and live performance. Gypsy guitar, a Django like sound that stoned me to the ground. I will remember.

Spain, Barcelona, Barri Gòtic, Plaça Reial. Leica M9, 35mm.

ASPE 2011 Workshop in Spain

It was just a few days ago, a crazy rural workshop Aspe 2011 in Spain. 40 photographers from Spain, amazing, open minded, eager to hear and try something new. It was a pleasure to share with you experience of both – past work, thoughts and my actual ideas in Aspe. Thanks for nice words after both part of my talk, specially after the talk about my Leica experience. I hope it open your minds for something different and… It was a big challenge to be first wedding photojournalist from Poland speaking on Spanish land about own work, experience, thoughts. The words have been spoken. Take for you whatever you want, need. Be risky. Make it challenge for you. The change is now.

Thanks to Reporterstrap.com for providing gifts for workshopers and straps for tests. This is endless experience, support, digging into details, giving in result true evolution and in the end the product that saved my back thru two last seasons of weddings and pj’s work.

Chapeau bas to Maria and Roberto for bringing whole thing into real experience, the whole kitchen team keeping us alive with local taste and but also or most of all – to my five new friends – in passion to photography: Citlalli Rico (+Jimmy), Roberto Ramos (+Maria), Fran Cabades (+Susana) and Samo ‘big picture’ Rovan. We started something new and different as workshop experience. Keep it alive.

Special thanks for Luis Masyebra, my Metatron, a bridge between my speak and Spanish minds. Great translation job man, and there is something like ‘have we met before?’ in my mind. In touch bro! definitely in touch my friend.

The end for this ‘thanks’ list goes for Leica Polska for supporting my work, providing me lenses, cameras whenever I need to test, try or wonder. It’s great to have you, I really appreciate it.

A whole week in Spain from Barcelona to Alicante/Aspe then to Barcelona. Sun, clouds, rain, rainbow. Life surprices me every day. Makes a day challenge and new experience. Thanks for patience and support to my lovely wife Agnieszka and great friend Robert Korybut-Daszkiewicz. This trip couldn’t be possible without you both, folks.

I will show up some more, but for today just one – vestido, naranjas y puesta del sol. Leica M9 por supuesto 🙂