Zuza Krajewska is a Polish photographer whose intriguing image caught our attention. Zuza’s main interest are portraits, but her body of work is varied. What is cool about Zuza is that, no matter the position or direction she is taking, she always delivers exciting imagery that has some small detail hidden somewhere in there, that makes everything just a bit more punchy and interesting.
This September Zuza has an exhibition coming up. Exhibition will take place from 16th till 25th September, the closing weekend will be held during Warsaw Gallery Weekend in Warsaw, at Dom Słowa Polskiego (http://www.griffin-artspace.com/en/warsaw/buildings/), where there will be an auction of 1st edition prints. The income will be donated to the boys who took part in the project.
What did you want to be growing up?
I had always thought I would be a doctor but my father bought me a camera and I lost my chance.
Do you make money with your profession, or you have to do something else to support yourself and do all that you do and what we know you about on ‘the side’?
I earn for a living by taking photos but I am sometimes forced to show something I do not enjoy. Photoshooting itself gives me so much joy that it compensates all compromising at work. For that reason I work for advertising and commercial editorials.
What is your best and worst attribute?
I'd better ask my assistant.
Where would you most like to live?
I would like to have a few houses around the world, including a one close to my family.
Who is your hero of fiction?
Zły from the novel by Leopold Tyrmand. He is an upstanding tough guy who tries to make the world a better place.
What is your most treasured possession?
My family. My baby daughter - Lula, and my partner - Dren.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could play the piano.
On what occasion do you lie?
I never lie. I occasionally leave the truth unsaid.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman.
What does it feel like when you fall in love?
I experienced it with tingling over my whole body. This feeling can be compared to the one I have after a very good photo as my feelings for models and photos is a kind of platonic love.
What’s your idea of a dream date?
In the past it was drifting and biking with my boyfriend. Currently, running towards the sea with the three of us.
Do you like to watch movies?
Before making a phone call, do you ever rehearse what you're going to say? Why?
These days I write much more often than I call. I photograph all the time and I dislike carry out conversation during my work. I am in a work mode and I do not want to be distracted
What would constitute a perfect day for you?
Morning with my family - Lula and Dreń. Afternoon with the camera. And evening back at home with them.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?
Film editing which I will master very soon. And thinking in many languages, also possible to achieve. Moreover, flying.
What do you think you will be doing in your 80’s?
Professionally it will be the same. I will be using a monopod more often and I will be hugging my grandchildren.
Favorite place on earth?
Last song you listened?
"Shook Ones" by Mobb Deep in the morning while driving to the studio with my assistant, Borys.