Somewhere near Polish & Ukraine border area exist place floating in space. It’s place where tradition meets modernity and history fights with cultural and national disagreements. In spite of all, people are friendly here and nature is wonderful and irresistible.
People here have a lot of patriotic strength. Most of them dislike neighbors from East. But vodka, cigarettes and gas are cheaper in the east. “Sellers” came across the border to sell illegal products. Lot of them risks accusation of smuggling, but they do it for extra money (in many case’s it’s a full time job). Paying attention to what is happening at Ukraine nowdays, revelations about refugees in gas tanks are not so extraordinary.
Freak Agency is project made by MImello Event Agency. It associates all sort of “freak” artists, such as clowns, mims, acrobats, jugglers, puppeteres and other circus related performers. I’ve prepared making of promo clip, creative reportage, ads and photography documentary. Whole photo set contains almost 200 shoots. Here are some examples. Freak Agency: http://freakagency.com/
Claim in eng: “We are changing the laws of gravity for You”
photo session made for EAST NEWS photography agency
make up by Maja Misiołek
Elżbieta Ryl-Górska (born 16 april 1933) is operetta singer (soprano) and muusic mentor of Polish origin. She was studying under care of Ada Sari - one of the most famous European opera singers of 20th century. In years 1954-82 She was soloist of The Warsaw Operetta. She had lot of tours around the worls (USA, Canada, West and East Europe). Despite she’s age, Elżbieta is still performing and working with music education. Person full of splendor, but in positive way of thinking. She has healthy distans to her work and… Huge sense o humor. It was really nice to work with her.
Józef Hen (originally Józef Henryk Cukier) is a Polish novelist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and reporter of Jewish origin. His history is full of tragedy and also a positive. Part of his siblings (brother Moses, sister MIrka) and father were killed during second World War. He escaped from Poland, trying to survived Nazi occupation and Holocaust. In Soviet Union, he is forced to worked on a construction of Lvov - Kiev highway, after that manage to get to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, where Polish general Ander’s form’s an army on exile. He was refused to join. After all Józef joins Polish People’s Army on exile in 1944. He is writing during the war.
After war he fight’s with comunism in Poland. Many of his novels were adapted for movies (propably most know is “Law and the Fist”).
He was awarded the Cross of Valour and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
Now days he works and live in Warsaw, capital of Poland. He is lucky father and grandpa. Despite his age (89 years old), he is full of energy and positive way of thinking, has no claims for tragedy of war and comunism that he was involved in. His way of life shows perfect distans and honesty.
I’m really grateful I had an opportunity to met him.