it wasn't a productive year for portraits, actually (i was too busy doing two degrees at the same time, writing my articles, etc) or good photographs in general, but i had the opportunity to travel a bit around Europe, so that was nice; i'm glad I caught thesetwo. and now i think about it, the most frightening thing i had to experience this year happened while i was trying (or about, let's say) to take a picture. oh, life
Lucille, pictures taken in July(she both models and photographs)
i kind of dislike half of them now, but a few are my favorite portraits i've taken in a long time (i can't say of the year because they are almost the only ones - even though i have still one series to publish, the photos in it don't count as portraits).
I know I should publish more pictures, more often...
Two more pictures from my trip to Cracow
All Saints at Warsaw's oldest cemetery - for this special weekend in Catholic Poland, special buses are working so that people can go to the cemetery more directly.
11 Listopada - Independence Day.
For three years now (since the Smolensk plane crash), violence in protests on this day has increased. My Polish mentor warned me a while before - I shouldn't be surprised to see people manifesting with political revendications on this day. Apart from the official parade with members of the government, some people were gathering near the Palac Kultury i Nauki with numerous Polish flags. Besides some young and old "normal"-looking people, we quickly saw an other kind of protesters: ultra-nationalist groups, all very stereotyped (bold or short hair, military clothes, looking harsh, etc). I have to admit that I wish I would have stayed more and photographed the protest deeper (the demostrators destroyed things at the Russian Embassy, and set fire to a rainbow, which was a LGBT symbol), but I didn't. I wasn't feeling comfortable beeing there and was a bit scared for my camera.