Fleeting encounters, suggestive self portraits, strange scenes: at first, Igor Pisuk series is difficult to connect to, leaving a lot of space for free associations. The pictures create moods and sensations. Like single notes that produce special melody when part of a series, they open up feelings the viewer needs to get in touch with (…).
Above all, the commute between Poland and Sweden – he is currently living in Stockholm – is the reason for the project’s complexity. Themes of isolation, loneliness and abandonment form the basis for his emotional series. However, it is only because of this brutal honesty and openness that they can touch the viewer.
Deceitful Reverence – In this long term project I try to be honest to my inner feelings, and dreams.
Deceitful Reverence is a multi-layered story about loneliness and emigration. It is an individual, personal look at the inner and outer world, which is constantly stirred and interacting with one another, pervading …
Born in 1984 in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, graduated with a Master Degree in photography from the Film School in Lodz, Poland. Now based in Stockholm where he is working on a long-term documentary series „Deceitful Reverence”. Finalist of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award; his work has appeared in numerous festivals, books and magazines.
Some of the photos from „Deceitful Reverence” series have been published in the MONO Vol.2 by the
Gomma Books. A member of the Atonal Collective which focuses on personal documentary photography.
Leica Oskar Barnack Award / Les Recontres de la
Photographie, Arles, France (2015);
Roots & Fruits / TIFF Festival // Polska Now!, Wroclaw, Poland (2015);
Photo Kathmandu Festival / Kathmandu, Nepal (2015).