Winter is kicking off properly so it's a perfect time to come back to one of my favourite photoshoots this year... Last September I spend lovely 2 days at the very beautiful Cote d'Azur in Cannes photographing another quite quite amazing project designed by Katarzyna Kraszewska. The splendor and class of the interior suited Cannes very well. This is exactly what you can expect in a place like this - chic and luxury. It was a real pleasure to work in a place like this. Plus the weather was great and the food was delicious. More assignments like this please! I'm happy to travel wherever you need me!
I'm a big fan of minimalism in design so this project was a real pleasure to photograph. There are some interiors which I absolutely adored and appreciated but I wouldn't see myself living in them. This wasn't one of them. This was one of the ones I could see making my own. Great project! Especially with touches of modernism of Gdynia, the lovely city where the apartment is situated in. Design by Studio Potorska.
Let me change the pace here a little bit. I'd like share some snaps from my first Fuji Speedway experience. Back in August I had a rare opportunity to visit my first live GT race during Blancpain GT Series Asia event. This was also the beginning to my first trip to Japan so assault on my senses was through the roof. It was a real experience overload! My good friend Chris aka LeicaPorter and I got media passes for the event gaining close access to the event and chances for some really cool shots. I mean these GT series cars are something special. Basically supercars on steroids. Love it! Plus watching the crews up close working in heat of the moment on these machines was fantastic!
I absolutely loved every minute of my first Japan trip and I'll be happy to share some pics from the rest of my time there soon but for now take a look at some of my favourite snaps from Fuji Speedway.
The main image here I took walking around the grid just before the race start on Saturday. Although it was very busy around me I managed to capture a quite clean frame of the super cool GT3 Audi Hong Kong car. I spotted a potential for a nice image and decided to put some effort in editing. After spending quite a few hours working on it I created the image below. I hope you like it!
Few months back I had a pleasure to photograph a fascinating interior of a house in Cracow. The space was elegant and stylish with spiced up by many amazing items from all over the world gathered and collected by the owners. It's as if the base of the design was as canvas for the collected memories. Everything was beautifully put together by Double Look Design studio from Cracow. The design was appreciated and the shoot was published in Dom i Wnetrze magazine earlier this year.
Few months ago I photographed inside and out a house in Poznan, Poland and I'm very proud of it. I was lucky to get the assignment. We spent 24hrs at the location to capture all of its shapes and shades. That was the only way to make sure I did everything I could to capture the originality of this amazing one of a kind project by Adam Wysocki from Studio de Materia. You may have seen the photos already as the project got appreciation all over the internet and print so far including Dezeen, Archdaily, Elle Deco, Architzer, Architonic, Grand Designs magazine, MadWhite magazine, DesignAlive and others! Take a look at the full gallery here (well in case you didn't stumble upon them anywhere already).
Looking out to the forest, walking distance to the sea, located in a very quiet suburban neighborhood there is a black and white house. Beautifully designed by Maka Studio. I had a great pleasure to photograph the interiors of this project few moths ago but only now I can show it off after embargo lifted and the photoshoot published in the summer issue of Dom i Wnętrze magazine. I couldn't stop taking photos there. Wherever I looked the was another interesting angle to capture. I hope you will enjoy these as much as I did taking them!
Do you remember my photographs of the new Baltiq Plaza development from July last year? This is where this gorgeous apartment is situated. Stunning development clearly attracts clients with a great taste for design. This 4 bedroom apartment was designed by the very talented Mitotu Studio. They created a beautiful and timelessly elegant space for their clients. The kitchen was my favourite room. Look at that stone!
PB Studio and Maciek Ryniewicz did a truly great job designing this Fitness Club at Bursztynowa Complex an Invest Komfort investment in Gdansk. Imaging purchasing an apartment there and then choosing to spend most of the time in the luxuries and comfortable rooms of your community Fitness and lounge area instead of your new place. I would! The design continues in hallways of the buildings of this luxurious development creating an inviting and elegant atmosphere throughout the complex.
There will be few posts with images from this place. There will be because I'll be coming back there many more times. And I will do that because this place is amazing. Simply amazing. On so many levels (and I don't only mean in literal sense as there are all together 8 levels, 8 floors, including 3 below the street level - this place is massive!). It's amazing to me thanks to its brave and stark design which remarkably manages to combine one of a kind architectural structure (literately like nothing I've seen before) and local and historical context making this huge building somehow weirdly fit its surroundings like it was always there or it was always suppose to be there. The Gdansk Second World War museum was designed by Studio Kwadrat in collaboration with interior design studio LOFT Magdalena Adamus. At the heart of the museum, Belgian Tempora studio, a specialist in the field of design, realisation, promotion and management of exhibitions, designed a permanent exhibition of 5000 sqm which makes it one of the largest historical museum exhibitions in the world!
The project first saw a light of day in 2010 when Studio Kwadrat won the competition judged by the panel of experts including Daniel Libeskind. It took over 6 years to finalise which actually is not surprising if take into consideration the politically charged complications for the last couple of years and obviously the scale of the project. Apart from the exhibition space located 14 m under ground featuring thousands of artifacts including 2 actual tanks, a plane and rail carriage, the building fits offices, a cafe bar and a restaurant, a cinema and an auditory, conference rooms and a small hotel...
This place is also amazing to me because of the emotional impact it had on me when I first saw the exhibition. The scale of the exhibition and its "realness" and truthfulness showing the reality of war moved me to tears. I think everyone should go and visit this museum. It is a lesson in history that we should never forget. Especially in these difficult and confusing times for the whole world.
As I said, this is only the first post on my blog from the Second World War Museum in Gdansk, these are my first official pictures. There are so many more angles and so many more spaces I want to show you! For now enjoy my first pictures from the Second World War Museum and feel invited!
No matter if you have a passion for architecture or fashion or art or... concrete you will love this place! Minimalist space filled with amazing creations by Armani. This fashion art museum and exhibition space was opened almost 2 years ago and for me it's a must-see in Milan. I took few snaps just walking around there... a year ago (why did I wait so long to share these!?!?!). Have a look and get inspired.
Also during this short winter trip we went to Villa Necchi which we knew most of all from the very beautiful I AM LOVE film with Tilda Swinton where it was featured. It was a perfect moment to see the place for the first time in a nostalgic atmosphere being surrounded by winter fog and drizzle. The Villa was built in 1930s by Piero Portaluppi between 1932 and 1935 for the family of Angelo Campiglio, his wife Gigina Necchi and his sister-in-law Nedda. Today it's is a magnificent museum of art and architecture in the centre of Milan.
One of the biggest challenges facing every passionate car photographer is something bery basic - access to cars. Especially when they are beautiful, rare and considered to be a bit of a weapon. Therefore I consider myself very lucky to be able to shoot three of these together!
During my recent visit to Hong Kong, thanks to my good friend Fotografie Porter I had a chance to photograph his new 991 GT3RS decorated with this awesome Martini livery... and he invited two of his friends. That was a fun afternoon!
Here are couple of behind the scenes shots...