02 December 2006

invited guest: Staszek Heyda

I am honoured to show on F blog Staszek Heyda - one of most promissing young photographers in Poland.
Staszek is very modest and didn't allow me to tell much more that what he wrote below:

[born 1983] Student of Creative Photography Institute in Opava (Czech Republic) - 3rd year. His been taking pictures for 6 years. Works and lives in Gliwice (Poland)

Staszek agreed to show his very personal, touching series:


"So Close"


My family is the main subject of my pictures. At the center there is my grandfather, accompanied by us in his good and bad days of senility. My mother, with the help from he rest of household members, looked after him. We had witnessed how this slowly dying man started to dominate the life of out house. We tried to make possible to our grandfather to die with dignity, among relatives. I witnessed it with my camera. I tried to get with my camera as close as possible to these important moments, which became a document from my family life. My grandfather died on January 24th, 2006 at 91.















all photos © by Staszek Heyda
invited by Marcin Górski

10 comments:

Jeanette said...

Strong photos, thanks for showing them!!!


Jeanette

ulf said...

I recommend everyone to click on the pictures to enlarge them, and take your time to watch each of them. I am very impressed and thankful to you Staszek for showing this serie at our blog. It´s a kind of photography that is most welcome here.
/Ulf

F said...

Very strong pictures, this is the kind of photography that I think is important.
-alf

F said...

Very storng and important photography, thanks for sharing.

/Thomas

abeku said...

Beautiful work, young man! Your work is stunning!

j. s-g. said...

Staszek, your images remind me of Swedish photographer Yngve Baum's photos of his mother, late in her life. Some of the same emotional intensity here as there.

f. skott said...

Wonderful photographs. Emotional!
Thanks for sharing them.
- F.

Espen said...

very strong!

mikael said...

Very good work and the story they tell grabs my heart!

Joannes said...

This reminds me the end of my girlfriend grand's mother. I'm very touched by this serie, I would something more interesting but my english is too limited. This is touching because I think you did it honnestly with your eyes and heart.

Joakim's link is also a very good one !

Thank you !