Jacek Poremba – Sicily Monochrome

06.12 - 30.12.2012
  • Jacek Poremba

    Jacek Poremba

  • Jacek Poremba

    Jacek Poremba

The Sicily Monochrome exhibition is a continuation of the Jacek Poremba’s photographic cycle named Landscapes, which he continued to worked on simultaneously with the main subject of his photography – portraits.

The Landscapes project opens with Poremba’s extraordinary two-month journey to Sudan. It was from Africa that the photographer – inspired by its vast expanses, light and people.

Poremba’s second fascination, after Africa, is Italy. For over ten years artist visited the country numerous times and considers himself an “italophile”. The artist “discovered” Sicily just two years ago. The raw beauty of the island charmed him and inspired for an artistic exploration. Some of his experiences Poremba closed in a series of twenty-four black and white photographs, taking the viewer to a journey through romantic landscapes of Sicily captured by Leica Monochrome camera, the world’s first 35 mm format digital camera, recording only a monochrome images.

Jacek Poremba: Sicily is the perfect place for monochrome photography. Black slopes of Mount Etna, blindingly white marble mines and all the shades of gray in between. This incredible energy, resulting from the need to shoot in black and white caused that I completely forgot about shooting people.

Twelve photographs from the Sicily project were chosen for Leica Store 2013 calendar. It’s a forth edition of the calendar. Over the years Leica has invited to for this particular project such photographers as Tomasz Tomaszewski, Mikołaj Grynberg and Szymon Szcześniak. The calendar is printed in limited edition of 500.