The Intimacy

PhotographerSzymon Kobusinski
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The Intimacy is a symbolic photography series. The tranquility, silence and intimate nature of the pictures are the important elements of the project. The image language is based on the contrast between the subtlety and the expression. Objects of the photos were invited to the author's world. For the purpose of the photographic session, a special customized underwater studio was used. The final images were created in a combination of techniques, including classic analog materials. Color and black and white pictures, magic lights, a combination of unique forms and emotions - these are the main factors creating this unique and innovative photography series - The Intimacy.

About Photographer

Born in 1973 in Warsaw into a Polish family of artists. Passionate about portrait for years. In his works he focuses on high quality, although still relies on his sense of intuition. Mastered his photography skills at the Leon Schiller Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz. His graduation thesis called “Another world” was at the same time his first professional project. The exhibition took place at The National Theatre in Warsaw. The photographs showed the magic of the underwater world and were a prelude to his further projects on the underwater photography. He won the 1st prize at “Trendy Nokia 2004”- a competition for professional photographers. In his awarded underwater triptych he refers to art –deco style and put the fashion revue underwater. His next field to write on is portrait photography that, as his works prove, provides great opportunity for meeting interesting people i. a. representatives of culture, politics, prominent businessmen and celebrities. During his career he had a chance to cooperate with e.g. Presidents Ryszard Kaczorowski and Lech Kaczynski. While working on a project he always tries to keep the mind open and reveal the model's passions and emotions. The best examples of such works are projects: “Save from oblivion”, “Ray of Life”, “Medalists” and “Passion”. His works were exhibited in the Polish Embassy in London, The Royal Lazienki in Warsaw, the Senate of Poland, Leica Gallery. “Presenting photographs for the audience cause people to share their opinions and this is a great motivational feedback for me”- he says. He also specializes in commercial photography. He is an author of photo shots for publishers, advertising agencies, companies and chambers e.g. Antalis, Bertelsmann Media, Budimex, Cameron McKenna, Citi Bank, Clifford Chance, Dalkia, Diageo, Edipresse, EMI Music, Generali, Jubitom, Exklusiv Magazine Ministry of Health, Nationale Nederlanden, Nutricia, Philips, Polpharma, Pramerica, Siemens, SPI International, Spring Association, Polish Television, Vectra Television, Warsaw Chamber Opera.