Presentation

Robert Kresa


I like to wander with my eyes between a window view and a print standing on my desk. I love it when an old photograph that used to serve me as a bookmark slips away from between the pages of a book read long time ago...

Issue 15 (1/2006) • January 25, 2006 • wersja polska »»


Robert Kresa

Robert Kresa: I live in Warsaw, Poland.

I used to work as press photographer but quickly realized I prefer more personal look at the reality, subjective observation of life. It gives me the opportunity to enjoy my work.

I prefer classic, black and white photography - the rest you can see on my pictures.

Photo by Arek Ziółek


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Translation: Ewa Wojtowicz


I don't chase the sun any longer


Robert Kresa


At the beginning I was working for Życie Warszawy (the Warsaw Life) and Życie (the Life) for a moment. Well, it was a few years long moment. I was running around the streets, the Seym hallways, concerts halls and various other places. Every day I would bring some pictures to the editor's office. One day they were better, the other - worse. I was surrounded by celebrities, glamour and charm. And then I realized that there is no point in hurrying so much. And I slowed down to start to take photos just for the sake of taking photos.

Photography for me is capturing life in al its forms. One day I noticed that this is a great means to safe the passing time. I very rarely plan photos. I simply observe and make effort to find something that will grasp my attention so that I want to record it on a negative. I don't take strictly press photos any longer. I want my photographs to be autonomic, perfect pictures, on which the content goes hand in hand with the quality.

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I adore black and white. It makes the picture seem unreal and shows the world of silence. It's closer to me than colorful, vociferous pictures that attack us from the TV screen, glossy magazines and leaflets that foul up under our door steps. I like prints - they are closer to me than the pictures looked at on a computer monitor. I like the tangibility of a photograph - the one that hangs on my wall; I like to take a glance at it when I go to make myself a tea in the morning. I like to wander with my eyes between a window view and a print standing on my desk. I love it when an old photograph that used to serve me as a bookmark slips away from between the pages of a book read long time ago...

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I don't chase the sun any longer. The sun will stay the sun. My breath will be getting shorter and shorter, the drawer will be gradually filled with my photographs. Until someone comes and sweeps it all under a carpet.

© Robert Kresa