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...
I am lucky. I was always quite lucky. There's no denying it. And my luck also transfers onto my profession cause I meet the right people at the right time who are as passionate as me with whatever they do. This photoshoot was the best example - introducing an amazing project created by a bunch of very talented people. I loved that assignment and was happy to get involved! Take a look! Designed by Brandys Design.
OK, here's something different from me. I got asked to photograph a CREME CYCLES bike from their new cool collection. The idea was inspired by my style of car photography and some great locations in London. I loved the assignment! ...not only because it so much easier to shoot a bicycle than a car in pretty much any location you want but also because of that I got to explore some new ideas and face new exiting challenges.