A Coruña | A Coruna is the former political capital of the region and the seventeenth largest city in Spain. You can actually assume that it perfectly fits the role of the Spanish Anytown, with the picturesque coast, the traces of heavy industry and the historic old town.
Paweł Jaśkiewicz closely follows the traces left by statistical Fulano or Fulanita de Tal. Coruna is a portrait of its inhabitants through the prism of space. Not wishing to generalize this portrait of the whole of Spain, he constructs a visual essay that tracks the interactions of the city’s inhabitants with its infrastructure and their everyday coexistence.
In my photographic work my biggest focus lays on a place and its surroundings. I’m interested in recontextualisation, giving the new meanings to elements which are found by accident, seemed to be immaterial.
My way is never planned. I mostly relay on my intuition while I try to discover by wandering the genius loci of the space around me. I emphasise the process which takes place during the photographic work itself – since. I explore the city and the areas around it. This has a special meaning for me; this is what my photographic creativity is all about, constantly exploring and discovering new area. Giving new meanings, comparing places, items met on the road. Continuous observation of reality that I would experience there. www.paweljaskiewicz.com