Agnieszka Pałuk is a photographer and student of design originally from Poland but now living and working in Rotterdam. Her love of photography started ten years ago when she found her parent’s Smena 8 camera and realised that the world as viewed through the lens looks completely different – magical.
“I love minimalism, nature, art, jazz, good architecture and everything that is associated with the 1960s. I think it can be seen in my photography. Black and white photos, classic analogue cameras, vintage fashion and thoughtful compositions – that’s what I like. Black and white photography allows me to focus more on the form, shapes, catching the right light and emotions. It’s great for portraits and street photography.
My film photography focuses on portraits. In a simple form, I try to capture as many emotions and stories about my model as possible. Simple background, soft light and conversations with the person being photographed. I like unconventional solutions and experiment a lot with with crops – very tight framing or, the opposite, a lot of free space left over the model’s head. I’m learning all the time – if you know the basic rules of composition, it’s easier to create something original.”
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