The Spirit of Zimbabwe part 2- Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Matopos National Park,Zambezi River, Nottingham Estate Resorts

Helo everyone !!!

This time I wanted to tell you about some other few  wonderful places I had the chance to visit in Zimbabwe.
One of them was wonderful Victoria Falls which is one of the Seven Natural wonders of the world an Absolutely Beautiful, relaxing  place ….
I enjoyed my stay there a Loot …
I had the Chance to photograph Elephants during my cruises trip…. It was a real pleasure to observe them in their natural environment…Here is one of my favourite picture  i took of them. This is  where i first tried my new WildLife Lenses…   🙂
I also watched some great  African Live performance….  🙂 Was Fun…
The next wonderful place i stayed was Hwange National Park. I spend lots  of time here  photgraphing animals. I could watch them for hours and hours how they move, play with each other etc. such a great Experience..
Me in Hwange National Park… 🙂
Here is few my favourite capture of different animals….
Matopos National Park is another place where i had chance to photgraph more WildLife…
Here is the picture i took of that Beautiful Rhino…
Also met some Lovely women Living there  Efi 🙂
Beuatiful Lodges at Matopos…
I also had a Chance to photograph some  WildLife at Zambezi River and that was such a CLOSE Experience with Croccodile…  🙂
One of the greatest moments was to witness the birth of the hippo in the river .. Was realy Amazing to see and also soo Lucky !
Such a rare  Experience and I was very Happy I could capture the new baby coming to the world… 
Zambezi River
Another Beautiful character i met at the Olive Beadle Fishing Camp Kamios 🙂
I realy Enjoyed my stay at Olive Beadle Fishing camp….
One of the Last places  had Chance to stay was Nottingham Estate Resorts where I experienced those Beautiful creatures Elephants enjoying Eating oranges…. and trust me You could watch them all night loong… soo relaxing and beautiful a sight ….
 Me in the biggest Baobab ever….  🙂
Overall Beautiful Experience and Memories…
I Absolutely Fall in Love in the country and Real African Spirit !!!
Definetly Gonna go back and ofcourse take more pictures….
Thank you for looking  and  see  You on my next adventure  🙂
Love Domi Xxx

The Spirit of Zimbabwe part 1

Heloooo  People !!

Sorrry for a Little break but im Baaack now !!! This time would Like to tell you about my Amazing trip to that Special country of Zimbabwe. It will be in two parts as there is a  Lot to tell .I was realy Looking forward for that trip and to photograph beauty and special people of that country…. I was Lucky enough to visit few different places in Zimbabwe and meet some amazing people there.

I had bought  special lenses for my trip to  capture some Amazing WildLife  there . I realy Enjoyed spending time and capture that special moments of animals .

Soo Let Me take You for that amazing trip with me and show You that Beautiful spirit thru my photography….

One of the first places I  visited was the City of Bulawayo which is second largest city of Zimbabwe. It realy fascinated me to discover the streets, feeling the atmosphere and meeting people from that place .The people were very friendly and i felt realy safe during my adventure. I have also met some amazing talented artists there…

One of them was Michael very talented sculptur…

Some Beautiful paintings …

I also visited Zimbabwe Vegetable Market where i found few interesting faces to photograph and also tried couple interesting vegetables  🙂

Here is few pictures from that place….

There was some  interesting architecture shapes in the City…

Peace & Happiness, Blind artist Living on the street…and some kids

I was Lucky enough to capture some special moments…

One of my favourite portraits i took in Bulawayo while I was discover streets in the centre… a Real interesting character i have met passing by one of the street…

Overall Amazing adventure  in the City and unique experience !!!

Now Look for part 2 now….Mooore to come !!!

Love Dominika XX

 

 

CAPE TOWN sound , SIYABUYA MARIMBA BAND

During my holiday in the beautiful Cape Town one day I had a walk at V& A  Waterfront one of my fav places there and saw an interesting band playing in the middle of the square. The music caught my attention and their interesting charismatic look. Luckly I had my  burgundy beast  with me and decided to do some photos during their performance. After some time the saxophonist started talking to me and asked if I could do some individual shots. As the band ended their performance we moved to another Waterfront location. There are many interesting areas their to take pictures. I was very pleased with the results and so is the band even that it was very quick, very spontaneous shoot.Here is few of the pictures I took  🙂
Saxophonist Kirya Kuti
Here is Some links you can check  their work :
http://kiryakutiproject.co.za/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJOLY8RrjlU
Great memories of the beautiful Day in Cape Town and ofcourse couldnt do without poloraid….. here is one of V&A Waterfront 🙂
With Love Domi xx

MAJA KOTECKA – UNIQUE POLISH FASHION DESIGNER , MINIMMALISM & ELEGANCE

Helooo world !!!
Just a little story about the shoot with the  wonderful fashion designer Maja Kotecka from Poland . Maja graduate the Academy of fine art in Łódź, Poland.
In Fashion she value above all the unique simplicity, minimalism in form and femininity.
I have  met Maja on the occasion when she was doing  dress for my friend.
I immediately liked her beautiful creations, we talked about fashion and so came the idea for my unique dress which I had also occasion to model with  🙂
After that  we  came with  the idea of photoshoot for her dresses collection.
I was very excited about that. We had 13 dresses to shoot and the  photoshoot  took place in the studio where Maja creating her amazing work.  I have used all the natural light. We had very long but productive day and we came with realy amazing results. Here is few examples of her wedding collection  🙂

Also few other dresses

funky dyptych

Not forgetting couple polaroids  🙂

 

I was very Happy with the experience and collaboration with Maja and the model Ania  and we def gonna do more work together in the future.

If you Like to see more of her work or order any dress please visit her website :

Kolekcje

Loove

Domi

DIKANDA – straight to the soul

Heloooo World  !!!

Sooo a little story….during my last visit to my hometown Łódź , I had the chance to go to Dikanda’s concert. I admit that I did not know this band before, but my friend has been a fan of this band for a long time, and so I found myself on their concert. Of course I decided to take a camera with me.

 I was very positively surprised  and It was one of the best concerts I’ve ever had in my life. such a Wonderful sound. Dikanda music is penetrating deep into the soul and in addition, .Crazy energy and charismatic voices of the singers capture the wild dance.  Dikanda music is a mix of different styles from traditional folks sounds , orient, Balkans through Israel , India and Africa. All that make realy original sound..

The group was founded in 1997 in Szczecin in Poland . Dikanda is one of the African dialects stands for family and so they Looked on the stage .

I manager to take few pictures of the band which im very proud of 🙂

So if You have a Chance go and see those guyys they AMAZING !!! 🙂

Here is  me with   Dikanda  🙂

Me & my friend & selfie

 

One of my favs songs they have played  🙂

Here is the link to their website you can visit and check their tour

http://dikanda.com/

https://www.facebook.com/dikanda/?fref=ts

Love

Dominika

 

 

 

VIENNA – CITY OF THE WALTZ & CHOP GEAR POLAROID CHALLENGE

I was invited on a trip to Vienna by two Amazing and creative photographers Eddie Cheng and Ray Liu to  take part in the polaroid  competition. The idea was based on the Top Gear and I have been playing the role of Sabine Schmit coming as a guest.  Each of us could only use 4 packet of film but the amount of polaroid cameras we could use was unlimited. I was using Spectra and Polaroid 600. At the end of the day everybody had to choose the 16 best Polaroid and to present to the rest of the ratings.

We flew to Vienna in the morning we left our luggage at the hotel and we left the city, we spent all day on the streets of vienna searching for interesting places for ouer polaroids. It was tireing day but such an Amazing experience :)We also went to visit Prater at the very late evening when noone was there.It Looked amazing  I took this phone pic there.

 

Vienna’s historic downtown is remarkable for its harmonious coexistence of traditional and modern architecture: here historic buildings and contemporary structures blend together to create an impressive, inimitable cityscape. A good example of this is the Gothic St. Stephens Cathedral , which directly faces the modern, glass-and-steel Haas Haus building.

At the evening  after whole day walking and shooting polaroids  we went to the traditional Vienna pub and had the best and the  biggets Schnitzel in my Life , not mention the very  tasty local Ottakringer  beer.

  

The next day the contest took place in SUPERSENSE  shop. I managed to get  second place and the first when the judgment took place by  an independent person. I was very pleased with the results and we all did it well !!  Supersense is the next place worth visiting in Vienna … tasty and large breakfast and a shop in which you will find various models Polaroids, accessories, films etc.

    

My 16 🙂

 

Overall Fantastic Trip and great Experience !! I was realy pleased and honoured to spend that day with Eddie and Ray! And ofcourse nice to see Vienna too, realy interesting City….. Here is also a Liitle video from ouer trip 🙂

 

Love

Dominika

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOMETHING ABOUT THE CITY OF ŁÓDŹ

Heyy Everyone !!

Welcome to my blog !!!As it is my first post i decided to write a little bit about my hometown Łódź which is an amazing City in Poland with a lot of potential and very artistic atmosphere.

Łódź is the largest cities in Poland, which from the beggining of the 19th century was known for its industry- the former of textile empire.Today is a city of modern technologies, creative enterprises and grand events.It is a metropolis where a landscape of industrial architecture mixes with silhouttes of office buildings, production halls,culture and sport buildings.This is why I Love photographing in Łódź and  the variety of those buildings fascinated me very much 🙂 Postindustrial areas become a space for new festivals, centers, ateliers, boutiques, studios and original clubs.

One of my favourties post -industrial areas with restaurants and some shops which sell arts and crafts is OFF PIOTRKOWSKA. Another thing which is definetly worth seeing there are stunning mural paintings  created by artist from all over the world . One of my favourite architecture shoot i took it there .

Manufaktura is my another favourite place in Łódź .A few years back architects and designers brought back to life hitorical industrial complex of Izrael Poznański and changed into a modern trade and entertainment cenre. I Love visiting places, great restaurants arround that area and there is always something interesting going on there : concerts, art exhibitions, fashion shows and many others. Here is a  couple of shoots i took it there

 

One of the most famous and world respected polish film directors Krzysztof Kieślowski made a documentary which explores the changing faces of the Old Polish City of Lodz and shows how its modernization, both physically and culturally affects the older, more conservative residents, many of whom lived through World War and are confused and somewhat resentful at the changes they ae seeing .Amaizng portraits and ordinary scenes from the factory  showed in that  documentary by Kieślowski .Definetly worth seeing it !

There is Lots of others Amazing places I Love visiting and photograph while im in Łódź  like : Pasaż Róży, Księży Młyn , EC1 etc. but thats a subject for another post. Whenever Im coming back to Łódź i always find new place which fascinated me, that City is neverending surprise and forever in my heart !!!!

Love

Dominika