In the previous post I've described my work with Marek Doniec, and I must say that it's usually him who plans our photo sessions.
Nevertheless, I don't get all my pictures taken so easily. Planning and organizing are the large parts of the session itself. I call skaters that I know, sometimes after just one phone call everything is arranged, there is a team, we know where we want to go, easy peasy. But sometimes I spend half of the day trying to find anyone who would be free and willing to pose (on these days I wonder why didn't I choose snails or insects as my models!). I'm happy that there is a bunch of people who have mission similar to mine when it comes to promoting inline skating, thinking that the more good material we create together, the more people would watch it and see good tricks and maybe we could inspire someone to try it out in their local skatepark. Anyway, I wanted to talk about how my photos emerge. If I have good day, dedicated skaters around me and everything is going according to the plan, I could go home with 15-20 photos. Unfortunately, there are also times when I come home with an empty card. Why is that? Well, there is so many things that can go wrong: weather isn't good enough, rider could get injured during his first trick, someone could oversleep, I could be in one place, skaters could be in some whole other place and it's all because of some misunderstanding. But after all I find photo shooting very rewarding and I love it and certainly I couldn't do it without these guys. This year I have already meet up with Adrian Lipinski aka Knypek few times, and it's been very efficient every time. He is such a keen skater with amazing skills which together makes him someone who I really like to work with. In addition he lives near Gufi, which means that the three of us meet up rather frequently. Today I would like to present you photo coverage from one of our spring meeting in Katowice. More pictures of Knypek to come. Enjoy!