Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Progress I have made...just recently and just by talking to friends and family.
Seems easy...but so helpful.

My problems and solutions.

0. I had a problem with my vison.

I called my brother who is a big thinker and we discussed the need of creating something meaningful and understandable. It made it totally clear to me that I need to have a reason other than selling frocks behind what I do. Just for my self-centerd ego to be satisfied with what i produce.

0.5 Does it all make any sense..

I spoke to Mark and Leila and they both seemed not extremely bored with my idea...that was encouraging :))

1.I wanted to shoot 15 girls...all from Poland...but that's a lot and I couldn't afford to fly hem all here.

My sister said...why 15 and not less...I thought great idea..and that's how TRIPTYCHS idea came about...and it adds to the meaning of my idea.

2. I needed to decide if I want an artists to make crowns for them or some art students or nobodies? If I want publish work I need names.

Alexey said...I could possibly speak to this fresh Russian mag and they dont care about the credits as much as the idea.

3. Do I want to shoot film or dig? Cost efficient but loosing the quality and the feel.

I visited Alexey and we talked for couple of hours about life..and Yes...I used to always shoot on film and using at least 70mm lance..never dig..since I started uni ..because of laziness I started shooting dig..and just standard crap lance..no wonder I started to hate my pictures..they seemed flat.

4. Stylist?

This I just figured out myself..5 plain boring tank tops...by PRADA, GUCCI, DIOR, CHANEL etc. I spoke to Jessie and she gave me some tips on that:)

6. Make up?

I met with Sunanda at film club..and she agreed to fly with me to Polandia and do the make up and hair :))

5. What light?

I spoke to Matjaz who made me realize how little i have thought about it ..and Alexey... and he let me use some of his equipment for the Christmas's time...test test and test :))

7. The expressions.

Matjaz asked me what the models are going to be doing on the pic..how will they look like..upss...I haven't thought about that...but now I have ..thank you :)

And I got a pic from Alexey of me and Kamil from my first and the best photoshoot in the first year. I love it.


  1. my self-centred ego feels better now Maria )))) and it's good you reminded me of our chat as I completely forgot to send you pdf's of that magazine ))
    and yes, I do remember your surname spelling now so check email ;))

  2. sounds good. i cant wait for monday =)

  3. thank you Alexey :)) Im glad you remember my surname now!!! AFTER 2,5 YEARS :)) hehe

  4. Karin the Pierogowy Monster 2 epicode 5 part 3....

    "Karin could not stop looking..what she saw frightened her but also made her feel a bit hungry...Pierog looked soo tasty...so moutch watering..but it;s flesh moved rapidly..and.....!!!!"

  5. "My sister said...why 15 and not less...I thought great idea..and that's how TRIPTYCHS idea came about"

    maria what do you mean by this?

    just that i dont want you to make a mistake with the image count - itai said in 1 lecture that if we plan on doing diptych's or triptychs (or any 'tych's' that involve combining multiple images to make one) then we must still do 15 of them.

    so for example if you're gonna do 15 diptychs then you're gonna need to take 30 shots...and 45 if you're doing triptychs.

    sorry if i misread what you wrote, just don't want you to get mislead.

  6. glad your on the right track maria. i have all faith in you that this is going to be some goood shit!
    love the pick of you and camil too!

  7. Dear Tom.
    OMG!! I didnt know that Itay said that!!! I thought I'll be smart and trick the system and it seems now that I'm not...upsss.

    Did he say anth more specific abt them??
    x x

  8. he didn't go into great detail about it, from what I remember it was basically what I wrote above.

    i do recall that the original convo started from Richard willshers ppt, so maybe get in touch with him and see how he is working around it...think he wanted to combine still life shots with fashion, and is ending up doing 15 of each as a diptych...might have changed though.

    how's your lit review going?

  9. Im struggling with it...the books I have to read are written not to be understood..:)) I havent started writting anth..still readinga nd just fishing for quotes..thats what Emanuelle told me to do. first find all important quotes and read all the books and than put them together.

    Hor r u doing??

  10. i'm exactly the same.

    i have my reading list, but have the (boring) task of reading through them.

    i still don't have a question for my dissertation, and nik told me that i shouldn't be worried and try to come up with a 'working title'.

    hmm...i'm finding it hard to do that though...i prefer to know what i am doing first, instead of looking for it =P

    not looking forward to writing the lit review 1 bit.

    have a good christmas.

  11. Thank you :) you too :)
    Im sure that you will be ok. Your a smary one :))
    And dont warry abt the title. Just think what parts you find interesting and relating to your thinking process on the subject.x