I called my project ‘Scene of silence’ to refer to a characteristic void which accompanies us while we watch a silent movie. Certainly, when looking at a photograph we cannot physically retrace any sounds, which quite often were an inseparable part of the captured moment. In this case, natural phenomena appear here muted and motionless, presenting only their visual potential. In a nutshell, photography is a still image. However, due to our imagination and previous experiences, these pictures can provide an external stimulus to senses and belie motion and indeed familiar sounds. As somebody said: ‘photography is like the art of frozen time… the ability to store emotions and feelings within a frame’.
AUTHOR: Jakub Pasierkiewicz UNITED KINGDOM
I was born in 1980 in Poland and I graduated from the University of Silesia with a Masters in Fine Arts in 2005.
I use my camera to transfer and materialise the emotions, which develop in my mind, the excitement caused by encountered reality. Sometimes the photos can abstract from reality, showing different aspects of colours and forms, whereas other times they can simply reflect certain situations taking place in front of my camera.
Generally, my projects present an interpretation of the surrounding world and my personal experience. The main subjects of my photographs are opposites and harmony. We can witness those processes and factors everywhere: in nature or human behaviour. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to value silence etc. This unity of opposites supports each other creating indissoluble connections. That's why looking on different aspects of compositions, subjects, colours, tones, textures we are able to name those contrasts and find 'the bridges' between those elements’.
Since I moved to England in 2006, I have exhibited my works mainly in Europe, India, the US and Canada, which include: The ING Discerning Eye (UK),
PABA International Photo Competition (Pakistan), NOA (UK), Hiii Photography (China), The Indian Photography Festival IPF (India), Berlin Foto Biennale (Germany), MIFA Photography Awards (Russia).