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PAUL SZYNOL, Good Morning, Giantess!

00:00 23/07/2012

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Opening with author attend: July 26th (Thursday), 7.00. p.m.
Term: July 26th – August 31st 2012
C.H. BlueCity, poziom +1
Aleje Jerozolimskie 179

The United States and New York City are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Paul. His black and white photographs show primarily people and streets of the Big Apple--one of the icons of contemporary pop culture, architecture and photography.

The title of the exhibition--Good Morning, Giantess!--is taken from a 1907 story by Robert Walser, who describes life in the metropolis. In Paul’s photos, we see varied aspects of daily urban lives, its contrasts, opportunities and limits, as well as the movement of civilization and socioeconomic differences, along with the dynamics between the individual and the crowd. This collective portrait may be repulsive and appealing at once.

Paul says, "Large cities are generally my favorite places to photograph—they offer such a bewildering range of experience and revealing glimpses of people's lives. But in the US, NYC is probably my favorite spot. The city's lost a lot of its defining bohemian character in the last decade or two, but it's still one of the quintessential cities in the world and its range of personalities, creativity, internationalism, congestion, unpredictability, and architecture all provide unique stories and a unique aesthetic”.

Paul's interest in street photography reflects his interest in human behavior and character. Paul says, “Walser wrote that 'always there is something, and each time you wish to observe this something more closely, it's already gone. I like photography because it allows you to look more closely even after the moment is gone—with a good photograph, the moment never ends--it breathes for eternity”.

Paul Szynol was born in Warsaw. He has dual (American and Polish) citizenship, and is mostly based in New York City. He first came to the United States in 1984, the year that New York City's transit fare rose from 75 cents to 90 cents; 33 previously unknown Bach pieces were found in an academic library; and Canon demoed its first digital still camera. He has lived in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Berkeley, New Haven, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and DC, and, during his seven drives across the US, visited the vast majority of the contiguous states and also some 50 countries. He likes dogs, music, Berlin,

trains, Linux, depressing movies, open source software, and translating Polish poetry to English. In the past, Paul was a computer programmer and a drummer, and he still tinkers with Java libraries and Pearl drums. He is interested in documentary photography and documentary film, international human rights, software development, as well as art and technology law. He is interested in documentary photography and documentary film as well as international human rights. He graduated from Columbia University and Yale Law School. His photos have been published and exhibited here and there in Europe and in the US.
The Embassy of the United States in Poland has provided honorary patronage of the exhibition.
Gallery Partners: Artinfo.pl, Digital Camera Polska, Finelife.pl, Fotopolis.pl, Fotografiakolekcjonerska.pl, MaleMEN, Zwierciadło, 6x7Art.
Paul Szynol
Paul Szynol
Paul Szynol

 
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