With ‘The Last Tailor of Fitzrovia’ Jacek Obloj won our ‘Give us you best Shot’ photography competition. Here he talks about how he tells the stories of people he encounters through his photography.
Our expert judge Ben Von Wong called Jacek Obloj‘s image a “Fantastic photojournalistic shot and unique angle make this truly a great image that tells a story.”
With his photography Jacek tries to experience and explore the world, he tells us. “Its complexity and its beauty through the people I meet and the stories they tell,” he says.
“And what stories they have! I try to show that world through my pictures… I just hope my pictures help to understand it.”
All of Jacek’s photography is rooted in people. “I am searching for moments when the true, unguarded feelings and emotions show up on somebody’s face, through somebody’s gesture or pose,” he says.
“My favourite paper at theprintspace is Hahnemühle Photo Rag for its depth of tones,” Jacek explains.