Lukasz Komet · Portfolio selection

Dec 06, 2021

Lukasz is a Polish photographer whose work is inspired by local legends and his own dreams. In his densely charged images we can find mystery and mysticism alternating with daily scenes, which reveal deep stories unified by a unique aesthetics. In this way, these images are a window to Lukasz' world, a place where fiction and reality are intertwined.

am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please introduce yourself for us?

LK - I live in Lodz (center of Poland). I studied at the Orientalism faculty of the Warsaw University and now I am an office worker who mostly works at home because of the current circumstances. During my free time I'm usually trying to explore abandoned buildings or woods.

 

am - How did you start in photography?

LK - It started seriously after I got my first analog camera, a 'Zorki 6'. I was impressed how a such beautiful thing could also produce images.

am - In your work we can find densely charged images full of mystery and mysticism, what is the origin of this?

LK - I was raised in the suburbs, where the big city ends and the wilderness begins. With my images I am trying to describe the local legends and mysteries about abandoned buildings or other creepy places. I think that also the story of personal dreaming is very inspiring to create new works. I believe that the places where we live and  the dreams that we have could really intersect. Through my works I am trying to capture this connection.

 

am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists?

LK - There are too many to mention all of them in this interview, so I can only give here some examples, like the great mood of Rebecca Cairns' works. I m also a huge fan of Leonora Carrington's paintings.

 

am - What is your favourite photo book?

LK - 'A Lodz that no longer exist' by Krzysztof R. Kowalczynski, because I really admire pre-war photography.

 

am - In artistic terms, what are your plans for the future?

LK - I would like to focus more on the matter of my dreams by recording them on paintings, but still I'm going to continue taking pictures especially with analog cameras of course.

 

am - Thank you very much for your time and contribution to analog magazine.

All images © Lukasz Komet

 

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