The project is a series of five slides made in winter 2016 in the Bieszczady Mountains in Poland. It balances between two and three-dimensional photography. The negative received a new form thanks to many hours of precise punching. It was lit up at an angle, which created micro illuminations and gave the snow a flickering gleam playing with light and shadow. Three-dimensionality of light is hidden in photography. I am trying to break the boundaries and bring a flat picture to life by enhancing the beauty of the nature.
Projekt jest serią 5 slajdów, wykonanych zimą w Bieszczadach. Oscyluje on na granicy fotografii dwu a trójwymiarowej. Poddany wielogodzinnemu precyzyjnemu dziurkowaniu zyskał nową formę. Nakłucia wykonane od spodu, lekko uwypuklają wierzch papieru. Oświetlone pod kątem, tworzą mikro iluminacje, nadając śniegowi migotliwy pobłysk oraz tworząc grę światłocieni. Trójwymiarowość świata jest ukryta w fotografii. Staram się przełamać tę barierę i ożywić płaski obraz, uwydatniając piękno natury.
Cliché verre - plant series
"Cliché-verre means literally 'glass picture'. It is also known as glass etching or hyalography (back to the old business of dredging the Greek and Latin dictionaries for fancy names - in this case the Greek word for glass). The method was used regularly to good effect by the French painters Corot and Millet. It is essentially a hand drawn negative and as such is difficult for historians and students of old processes to categorise. Perhaps it illustrates the currently held view that the artist's ideas are more important than the medium through which they are expressed."
analogue photography, multi-exposure
I'm lying on the ground, I fall in the green damp moss.
Tiredness flows out of me. Around me it's dark, but under the eyelids I feel the light. I look around and I see myself. My body begins to be transparent, I merge into the ground. Moss is cold and rough, irritates my skin. Slowly, greenness is pierced by me, engulfe me. We are merging into unity.