Spitsbergen / Norway / 04.09.2019
Mushrooms are larger than trees on Svalbard. That’s what the guide told us. We’re looking around. No trees, no shrubs, let alone mushrooms. Empty. There’s not even anyone to ask about the way to the forest because there are no people or roads. There’s no forest either. We are walking like explorers in search of giant mushrooms. Finally, there’s a mushroom. And to our great surprise, it turns out to be true, mushrooms are bigger than trees. The trees are 1-2 centimetres tall and the mushrooms stick out above them. The remainder of the walk is a series of lectures on Arctic fauna and flora, and of course the various forms of water. Snow, rain and glacial ice. Nothing will surprise us anymore on Spitsbergen. That’s what we thought.
Bieszczady / Poland / 01.10.2016
An empty road leads to the peak. Nobody around. The wind seems to be our only companion on the road. But it’s just an impression. Just up the incline, there’s a group of tourists; a little further along, a couple of newlyweds pose for a wedding photo. People are already waiting for me to pass. Traffic not unlike Marszałkowska Street in Warsaw. This is suppose to be the off-season. In the picture I will record silence, peace and a sense of loneliness.
Justyna Kruger, the best graphic artist in the world, hiding behind the photo
Each photograph used during the journey stops being luggage, changes its destiny, takes on a new life. It creates a unique travel sack with a story in the background. Always just one. One shot, one sack. Luggage (no excess)