Marcin Konkel

Back on the streets

WARSAW / Vistula Days. Shot on Fuji X100F

I was attending an official Fuji X meeting in Warsaw this meeting and let me tell you.. it was a blast. So many talented and eager to connect people, great workshops with Szymon Szcześniak (in Studio Praga with models) and lectures with Tomasz Lazar (on how to approach assignments), Paweł Kosicki (on his trips to Mexico and gear) and Monika Szewczyk-Wittek (on very valuable editorial stuff).

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Eager to reunite

The fans on the ceiling are slowly mixing the air. The atmosphere is dense with people and a faint influx of semi-autumn air as the temperature dropped to 15 C. It seems as if the heat and the sun have both taken a hike. It's September all right. I'm sitting in a retro café and just got to know I've taken somebody else's seat but they don't mind.

I must admit that I have a hidden empathy for this kind of weather. Perhaps it evokes some memories or pushes me towards inner reflection. Hard to say. It's more mysterious and nostalgic contrary to the summer's full blossom. That I am certain of.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

People that have and keep on inspiring me

On the Internet, there is a lot of great works to be found by the known and the less-known. Whether they're photographers, graphic artists, film-makers or bloggers - you can admire their work and dedication from anywhere in the world. This handful of inspiration, a collection of carefully chosen portfolios, is something I wanted to share with you. They have inspired me (and still do), influenced the way I see things. I am sure that what you'll see on these pages will add value to your perspective as well.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Robert Doisneau

Magnum Photos

Annie Leibovitz

Steve McCurry

Richard Avedon

Denis Zilber

Tomasz Tomaszewski

Bart Pogoda

Silvia Senckova

Maciek Ostrowski

Emily Shu

Filip Dujardin

Justin Renteria

Cory Richards

Natalia Borecka

Michał Huniewicz

Oprisco Photography

Erick Kim

Chase Jarvis

Zalmy Berkowitz

Alan Schaller

Tutto era grande (Bergamo)

One (almost) day in Bergamo, Italy. See the photographs and read the story here.

Paris mon amour

Paris has been described with countless adjective from those polite ones to those rather distasteful. I'm not taking part in the challenge although I used a few myself. Click here to read my story on the capital of France.

A road with no end

It was a long awaited dream of mine to pay a visit. I heard a lot about it in the past and always in superlatives.. This time I'm telling the story in a different format. Hopefully you will like it. It's an experiment and I'm looking forward to your feedback. Click here or on the image below.

Asta e! (Bucharest)


"That's the way it is" goes Romanian adage "Asta e!". It seems directly and indirectly ubiquitous around the city and mentally in it's inhabitants. Indirectly, starting with the cables going everywhere in massive amounts through to the way people drive not caring much about others (whether pedestrians or drivers) to people sitting on the streets on their chairs and just looking here and there not doing much. "Asta e!" refers to the acceptance of what is in a rather passive, non-agressive way. It is not related to the chill and humour of Australians, nor to British stoicism. It's something different and it has it's story..

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Romania & Italy

Hurezi Monastery. Photograph copyright (C) by fusion-of-horizons ( Published under CC BY 2.0 licence.

Is Dracula's castle any good or just a cheap tourist trap? What about the small villages tucked in Transylvania? How does the famous Transfăgărășan highway look like? Is Città Alta as beautiful as they say? Soon I'll be able to answer these questions from my point of view..

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Short: Summer breeze

WARSAW / Pole Mokotowskie park.This vast (one of the biggest in the capital) parks has some crowded as well as secluded places. A fantastic place for a picnic, taking a slackline and few friends or a bike ride.

I'm in between things at the moment working towards regaining my attention to elements that really matter thus not much is happening here in terms of longer texts. Two to four trips in Europe and beyond await me in the upcoming months and you can expect new photographs pouring in starting September. For the time being I'm using the summer and close proximity of park to unwind and rethink things. These few shots I've taken recently around Poland.

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