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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”.   Elliott Erwitt

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Hello, I’m Aga. Could I take a photograph of you?

 


I’ve been clicking away for nearly ten years now trying to work out what that question really means. The more I grow through photography, the more the mystery deepens, but for me, it’s fundamentally about something more than a picture. It’s about reality and life. It’s also less about taking something than it is about giving. So, perhaps, I should rephrase – can I give you a little bit of reality and life?
Can I show something to you?

 

I think photography is about discovery and revelation. It’s allowed me to understand so much more – both of myself and of life.

Good photography lets you see the world afresh, it makes things old, things new and vice versa. You can feel like a child seeing snow or the sea for the first time. Or you can be that child, grown older, leafing through albums of family holidays handling the colour of summer. It’s like that child digging for treasure and finding a jewel in the garden. A good photographer knows how to clean away the soil, to reveal the facets without polishing away the truth.

 

I suppose that’s why I like to photograph artists. There are so many jewels and the edges are so interesting. Somehow it’s more mysterious too. The closer I get to art and where it comes from and why we do it, the more fascinating it becomes. My portraits of artists are, I suppose, a little nod of respect to this. They’re my way of deepening the mystery by trying to understand.

I want to reveal the story, talent, beliefs and personality that make an artist and their art the way they are. I want to show what is specific in that individual, pronounce hidden interrelationships between people in group portraiture. All of this is simply waiting to be discovered by the camera – the trick is to, step back and allow that discovery to happen.

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hello@agatomaszek.com – if you recognise something in my photography feel free to drop me a line to discuss your project, I would love to hear from you.

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