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Aleksandra Otulska
Dębica, Poland
Canon EOS 300

What is the most important part of photography to you?

I think that the most important part of photography is the capturing the moment feeling. I use an analog camera, so I need to think about every shot I take, because of the limited number of photos. I take a photo of things that are interesting, sometimes a little unexpected, or just beautiful. My goal is to have a photo with a ‘soul’ in it, that can make you experience something. The second most important part is sharing your work. I post my photos to various accounts, such as Behance, DeviantArt, Tumblr and Instagram. I love seeing people react to my photos, leaving comments about them. It’s the best thing about Internet; everyone from everywhere in the world can see you work, and tell you how they feel about it.

Tumblr: inxineslives
DeviantArt: inxineslives
Behance: inxines
Instagram: aleksandrao.photography

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PROJECT: THE PROTAGONIST by NATALIA WIERNIK

You are not a lonely being but one of a kind, unique part of the universe. Do not forget about that. You are an indispensable element of mankind.

Epictetus

In the same way as the boundaries of tolerance grow, the notion of family escapes the limitations of one simple definition.

More and more frequently, relations are formed not on the basis of blood ties but based on similarities. These can stem from corresponding experience, shared values or emotional closeness. Paradoxically, similarities may even draw on oddity and peculiarity. It is then that the eccentricity of the individuals that meet becomes a keystone that allows for the formation of a certain community-family.

The protagonists of my pictures are taken out of the context of place and time. They share visual kinship which is further emphasized by the scenery among which they are placed. We can only wonder what their relationships out of the frame are and whether the community they have formed in front of the eye of the camera really exists. It is entirely up to us to decide what conclusions we will draw and whether we will resist the temptation to classify and judge quickly. 

Natalia Wiernik (b. 1989) / based In Cracow (Poland) / graduate of the Cracow’s Academy of Fine Arts / a PhD student at the same academy (since 2013) / double scholar of the Ministry of Science an Higher Education (2013 and 2015) / beneficiary of Young Poland Scholarship for the achievements in the field of visual arts / her works get recognition all over the world, frequently awarded in international festivals: New York Photography Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, PDN Photo Annual, International Photography Awards and many others / winner of the first edition of DEBUTS, which aims to promote the most talented emerging Polish photographers / collaborator of the International Cultural Centre in Cracow (since 2012).

http://www.nataliawiernik.com/

http://wiernik.blogspot.co.uk/