Marek Szymanski and dalEAST : 14 From 2014

Happy Holidays to all of you charming and sparkling BSA readers!
It’s been a raucous sleigh ride with you and we thank everyone most sincerely for your support and participation this year. A sort of tradition for us at the end of this December we are marking the year with “14 from 2014”. We asked photographers and curators from various perspectives of street culture to share a gem with all of us that means something to them. Join us as we collectively say goodbye and thank you to ’14.
Łódź, Poland has metamorphosed in the last couple of years to become a destination for large scale murals of high quality by some of the best names on (what has become) an international circuit of Street Art festivals. Today we ask a talented photographer from Łódź, Marek Szymanski, to share his favorite image from the many he shot this year at Urban Forms. Marek chose this piece by DALeast (born in China, lives in Capetown) to share with BSA readers, and gives an idea of what he was thinking when framing the shot.

“A deer in the city, on the empty, concrete wall, it seems to miss it’s natural surrounding, in which it at its best. That’s why I chose to hide the deer in the branches, which give the impression of the forest, creating a place where the animal can hide and feel safety in a more natural environment”.

” Jeleniowi w mieście, na pustej betonowej, surowej ścianie, wydaje się brakować jego naturalnego środowiska, w którym prezentuje się najlepiej. Stąd próba schowania go w gałęziach drzewa, które dają poczucie lasu, które tworzą miejsce w którym zwierze może się schować, w którym czuje się bezpiecznie, tworząc atmosferę naturalności”

~ Marek Szymanski


daL East. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Marek Szymanski)


See more images of this installation from our posting in October: Flora Turns to Fauna as dalEAST is in Łódź, Poland


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