Wiktor Malinowski’s project “Witty” is a series of random photos. “Honestly the idea for the project popped to my head accidentally some time ago when I’ve combined two photos of my friends that I did. They were hanging on things, she on a military tank and he on the tree, everything was accidentally aligning in that pair and actually they are a couple in life. This is not a fresh and innovative idea, in many photo books I can see that someone put an effort to combine proper photos together. So first of all I’ve started to selected the best of pictures I’ve taken, I’ve paired few and I’ve left some of them alone on the spreads. From that day I started to search the missing parts shooting on the street.”
It’s really hard to say that I have a style, because I’m still trying to experiment with lenses, light, subjects. Sometimes all I’m capturing is just a kind of colour or geometric impression that I find interesting, sometimes I see something deeper. When I look back at my pictures I can see that my mood differs the way I see, that sometimes I’m an introvert and sometimes I’m an extravert that is capturing the energy of people. What I can actually say about style I think is that I am very sensitive for colours and 6 years in Graphic Design taught me a lot about composition.
Another thing is the way I am editing my pictures. I am not Photoshopping them. I’ve stopped to do that 3 years ago when I discovered that it’s like creating a kind of lie that wants to perfect but it ends as something boring and similar to works of other people because the way we want to do it has something to do with more global trends. I love the imperfection of reality. Photography was always a lie, but I’m trying to limit the lie to decision about what to put in the frame.
At the beginning I was inspired mostly by paintings of David Hockney, Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Johannes Vermeer and many others, but to point the biggest influence in field of Photography i think that works of William Eggleston were like a kind of a proof that I should be curious about everything, everywhere. I love works of Vivianne Sassen, Juergen Teller and James Hawkesworth they are a perfect example of that there is a way of combining art and commerce and that You need to be confident about yourself in the way You work. I totally adore works of Finnish photographer Osma Harvilahti and I’m like extremely excited about a book of Polish photographer Rafal Milach “The Winners”.
Be Yourself, be curious, read books, watch photo books, go to galleries, meet people, have fun and as a most important thing shoot all the time.
See whole the project here.
About Wiktor Malinowski
Wiktor Malinowski was born in 88′ in Poland and as a young kid he’ve always had an interest in visual arts. His first camera was a 35mm soviet production Zenith 11 that he’s still using from time to time, but the cost that is generated by shooting film convinced him to choose digital very easily. Before arriving to London Wiktor was an Art Director in advertising in Warsaw and in some way he thinks that those four years where very important because he understand that he want to spend his life doing meaningful things and that the main purpose of working should be the enjoyment of creation, not the money. Wiktor decided to quit and as a freelancer he can spend more time shooting. See more of his works on Behance.