Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Photographer #012: Pawel Jaszczuk

Polish Photographer Pawel Jaszczuk, 1978, currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. He is a self taught photographer who began his career after graduating the School of Visual Arts in Sydney, with a degree in graphic design in 2004. Pawels's work strives to capture the beauty of both traditional and extraordinary style of living. "He has found himself in a still new metropolis known as Tokyo, a city filled with people of ancient culture, practices and beliefs, that has been catapulted into modernism through the rage of war into a nation that has accepted new cultures and new influences through technology and media." In 2009 his book Salaryman came out, about the lifestyle that entirely revolves around work at the office where the don't ask questions and follow the orders of their boss. Nighttime drinking is one way to relieve their daily anguish.


Earlier he worked on a series called Kinky City. The Japanese fetish scene is portrayed in emotionally charged and gritty photographs. A theme that Jaszczuk has photographed extensively in various projects.


Website: www.paweljaszczukgallery.com

5 comments:

Christine Lebrasseur said...

A great way to discover new talented photographer, bravo and merci

Anonymous said...

there is really thin line between the languages photographers decide to use to communicate the message in their work. In case of Pawel Jaszczuk`s photography, sensation dominates over sensitivity. Is it reportage? I don`t think so, it does not touch any fair point for reference to understand situations exposed by him. Leaving empty and unfulfilled but simple question... so what ? Does he has some personal moral problems? I mean common... Antoine D`Agata is fair by giving a solid background for the body of his work, and what is this? Propaganda street photography? Snapshots in extreme situations? ...

Aleksander Obinski said...

...continue from my previous comment. As far as I know, remember, learned and no doubts appreciate the art of photography, if fact that like no other artistic medium it requires from the artist a great sense of objectivity while keeping the moral aspect on a front line, and this is what makes a great photography a challenge. In my own photographic experience I had situations when reality was calling for a brilliant shot at the cost of shameless lack of photographer ethics. Always in such situation there is no question and no doubt... camera goes to the pocket. I would really like to know how deep Mr. Jaszczuk knowledge and consciousness of Japanese society goes to give him a rights of such series as " sleeping train " Bloody hell! What a shameless lack of ethics, and what a shallow point of view!

Pawel Jaszczuk said...

Like any form of art, photography is open to multiple interpretations which are numerous and depend on
one's own perspective. I do not make judgements nor have expectations of how I assume or hope people
will perceive my photography. It's entirely up to them.

Anonymous said...

by being out in public, you allow yourself to be photographed.