WIKTOR FRANKO is a talented photographer from Poland.

Most important, he’s a storyteller working with portraits.

We are glad to introduce you this amazing artist born in 1983, a philology teacher, traveler, art and travel lover with a unique style: a perfect spirit to be featured in our Creative Guide for Curious People and we feel so lucky having found him.

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Let’s dive deeper inside his projects, passions, dreams and the way he realizes his stunning portraits reaching the very inner secrets of each subject.

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Your first project, last project and future project: how would you describe them?

At the beginning, my photos were based in conceptual stylization, and after that I started doing some fashion work – I learned to make photographs in series – it was a different way of thinking about photography for me. Right now my work is evolving into some kind of “movie style” series – by what I mean is that right now I’m interested in making photo stories, something like movies but not in motion. What I like in photography, is that I can do every series, or single photos in various styles, I can try something new in every present or future project.

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What do you find inspiring and how would you describe your lifestyle?

I’m a polish philology teacher, so my inspiration always was literature – I’ve made a series in tribute to Milan Kundera – every photo was dedicated to different parts of his novel. Right now, as I mentioned, I’m looking for inspiration in movies – in particular I’m in love with the Cohen brothers style and their vision of America – plus I’d love to travel through Texas or New York, and have the opportunity to do some photo projects there.

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What would you probably be today if you hadn’t followed your dreams of being a photographer, or what is your actual dream?

I’d love to be cosmonaut! Or novel writer… But I must say – I can’t complain – I like what I’m doing. But I also like changes and challenges, so maybe I’ll write my first novel soon, or just a story… Who knows?

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Artists and events: can you tell us the most interesting that you’ve found in your career until now?

During the year I lived in London, the most fascinating place I spent my free time was the Tate Modern – I found so many interesting painters and their works there – Miró, Pollock, many photographers – I could spend hours and even days there. My favourite photographers are Peter Lindbergh, Annie Leibovitz, Eugenio Recuenco.

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The place where you were born, the place where you live, the best place where you traveled with your work: can you tell us something that only you know to describe them?

I was born in Kielce – a small city in Poland. I’m living here now, but I have plans to move to Cracow. I lived in London for one year. I love that city. Maybe in the future I’ll move back there – it is a really art-friendly city – I feel great there!

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