Street photography
Street photography

text and photographs: Grzegorz Bukalski
Student at the Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology

Street photography is a conglomeration of individual styles, which in the final result includes the introduction, development and the end compressed in the form of one photography. Looking for a book definition of this creation, we come across a multitude of different interpretations, the number of which is approximately equal to the number of people involved in this field of art.


We are able to select certain canonical values ​​from the jumble of information, which are still propagated in the photographic environment. The unchangeable idea of ​​the street photography is to keep a situation in a frame as unprotected and unprovoked by the photographer, not necessarily connected with the street in the literal sense of the word.

The photographed situation can be extraordinary and worth immortalizing for many reasons. I will say perversely that the most common and seemingly uninteresting events often form the background of the best photographs exhibited in galleries around the world. A street photographer is a keen observer, sociologist, philosopher, hunter who filters the stream of everyday events, deriving from him real magic dripping with boredom.

With this word of introduction, I would like to invite you to look at my humble attempts to embody the ideas above - in the form of a short series of street photos - of my authorship.