Magical and mystical and set against the backdrop of Silesia, the work of Grzegorz Chudy is like no other.
Przemysław Kruk, whose background is in physics, became fascinated by infrared photography after seeing some white landscapes online.
In an attempt to dispel stereotypes that women in correction facilities are ‘ugly and degenerate’ the nine girls from the Juvenile Detention Centre in Zawiercie in southern Poland posed for a stunning set of photos as stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe.
Presumably showing parents with their new-born child, the couple’s radiant happiness and the child’s snow-white baby blanket stand in stark contrast to the chaos and crumbled building ruins of Warsaw strewn around them.
Taken in Wrocław by world-renowned photographer Chris Niedenthal, the photo shows a young, rosy-cheeked woman in a floral dress, leaning one arm against a concrete balcony as the other appears to brush back a lock of her raven hair. Originally published in a German magazine in 1982, the photo quickly became as iconic as the building itself.
Dating from the early 20th century, and resting at the bottom of Morskie Oko, the Syrena has been pictured for the first time since sinking.
Constituting one of the few documentary records of the capital during the Uprising, the 310 photographs from the private archive of photographer Eugeniusz Haneman reveal the horrors and damage to the city as well as the bravery of the insurgents.
Celebrating his birthday today, the artist is credited with illustrating over 200 books for kids and adults, with his wider portfolio also including experimental paintings and sculptures.
The beautiful 19th century book, known as the ‘Feyerabendów album’, is gloriously bound by a red cover and includes over 20 pictures on watermarked paper of Gdańsk and the surrounding area.