Urban - NOMINEE: Katarzyna Nizinkiewicz
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In January I beginn to photograph people in public spaces. Photographing humans is like Heisenberg principle in Physics- the process itself disturbs the reality, so I was trying to make it invisible. I also wanted to keep people anonymous. I spent hours observing strangers who thought nobody watch them. I was fascinated. It was like a kaleidoscope of different (personal) worlds, Mixture of cultures reminding me fairy tales. It was something very positive and optimistic in the way how they create privacy in the crowd. It lets me thinking that there is still space for everybody. I know it sounds like utopia, or like fairy take, but I want to believe in it just because it is so pretty.
I made many stupidities in life, studied physics, designed fashion, even got some important awards for it ( for example gold in International Design Awards). I wrote a book, and now I write a blog. I spend months each year hiking in the wilderness, it is like meditation and keeps me alive. I also do photographs. Being professional in science and design did not make me happy so I do not want to be professional photographer. I just want to share some thoughts. Together with my writing it is my (very small) contribution to the world.