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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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