LUKASZ WIERZBOWSKI.

AN INTERVIEW.

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You chose an interesting name. What is a “neon tambourine” and why does it represent you?

It just brings back good memories like the lazy afternoons at my parents’ place or having some fun time with friends. I like the way it sounds and how it plays with your senses.

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How is coming from Poland influencing you? Or isn’t it? What influences do you have?

The interiors I was surrounded with have always been a great source of inspiration for me. I adore patterns, colors and shapes and Polish flats from the 70s and 80s have this feeling of awkwardness that draws my attention. Finding these little gems becomes more challenging as the modern style sets in, so I’m always happy whenever I get a chance to work in this kind of retro place.

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What turns you off in terms of photography and what turns you on so you have to snap it?

I cherish the connection I create with a model during the photo shooting. Without having a strict plan we can just enjoy the environment we are in without the pressure.
I’m not really into documentary photography as I don’t feel comfortable being among many people around me.

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What about your favourite colour? You use colours a lot! Would you shoot in black and white?

The intense orange of “golden hour” sun that you can almost feel touching your eyes is one of my favorites.
I tried black and white on a few occasions but it’s just not my thing. I love how colors can complete each other very often in an abstract and unsuspected way.

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Many of your photos are quite avant-garde. If you were to make a short film, what would it be like?

I imagine something resembling a dream with various characters, sudden changes of scenery and without a strict story just stream of little happenings.

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Tell me about your latest book that you released! It looks exciting!

Thank you, I’m very proud of the release of “Sequin Covered Swans” especially as quite some time has passed since my last publication. This monograph, by Editions du LIC captures the mood and style of my photography. I really love what I do and this book encapsulates that feeling.

Interview by Amanda M. Jansson

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http://lukaszwierzbowski.com/shop.html

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