Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cardiff After Dark by Maciej Dakowicz

"Photography is nothing," the great photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson once said. "It's life that interests me." This quote came back to me on first seeing Maciej Dakowicz's images from the series Cardiff After Dark, published as a monograph tomorrow. All human life is here, the gamut of exaggerated human emotion as it is played out each weekend on a few central streets and bars of the Welsh capital.
As Polish-born photographer's epic study of Cardiff nightlife is published, the ink is as purple in the Observer as the air around Caroline Street is blue.

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