Category: Photo galleries

18
Mar

Unfamiliarization of the city of Warsaw

Making familiar unfamiliar. Unfamiliarization. The first step in research of a given culture, they say. It happens so naturally, instinctively easily when we travel, usually providing us with an illusion of understanding. And it is so difficult to achieve when we try to defamiliarize the place we are used to. Here are some attempts of making […]

18
Mar

Love, hate, Warsaw

It is one of those cities that embraces you with love and hates you, tries to shrug you off at the same time. Warsaw. But there is something undeniably unique to it – and it is the river.

18
Mar

Terraforming planet Earth

Terraforming (literally, “Earth-shaping”) of a planet, moon, or other body is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to the environment of Earth to make it habitable by Earth-like life. (Wikipedia)

18
Mar

The land of overlapping IDs

Niederschlesien, Niederschläsing, Dolní Slezsko, Dolny Ślůnsk, Silesia Inferior, aka Dolny Śląsk. The quintessential Europe. The region which has as many names as identities. Or go back – its identity is something fluent, overlapping, ever changing, and emergent. It doesn’t conform to the framework of national identities, it does not conform to the scheme of borderlines. […]

17
Nov

Dirty pleasures of the modern technology

Technology equals empowerment. And empowered by the camera (a new Sony, A6300) that I acquired especially for shooting in difficult conditions in Singapore (more soon) I experimented with some semi-astro photography. And that was a blast – without any major effort one can expose successfully quite a chunk of a night sky, plus everything below, in […]

17
Nov

A new old Japanese addiction

It didn’t happened overnight, but it did. You might have noticed that I’ve become one of them – dirt bikers. Since my old Honda is not capable of any high speed, high power extravaganza, I tend to stay on the sluggish side – but can’t stop thinking of switching to something of a higher number of […]

1
Mar

Winter wetlands

I’ve been around for forty years or so, but I’ve noticed that fact only recently: Wetlands are gorgeous in winter! By the way, I decided to check if those famous gravitational waves are there. Yes – they are. Ϳ

1
Jan

Invisible cities of Syria

Invisible cities. The metropolis of Damascus, intellectual hub of Aleppo, steamy waterfronts Latakia, winding streets of tiny Ma’loula – places that are now suspended in semi-being, the state of war-not-war, bombed and raided again and again, waiting for a good change that will never come. Syria, the country that several decades ago was cut out, […]