Sushi

Where are you from? How did you get into photography?
I’m from Poland and i’m a director of photography in movies and TV. Photography is a natural language for me, more intimate than movies. I work a lot with artists, helping them with video arts and other visual stuff. I also make my own exhibitions. In movies I do mainstream, so photography is my private language.

Can you explain the series? What is it about and why sushi?
That’s easy! I went to my friends house with no plan, they ordered sushi and I had a camera. The pictures are natural and spontaneous. We started to fuck. We trust ourselves.

Where did the inspiration come from?
Years of interest and studying art. References came out of spontaneity, but also Araki, Ren Hang, Bacon and Lucian Freud.

Why nudity?
Sexuality is an important part of my life.

Why did you go for black and white?
Black and white polaroids is the visual language I feel comfortable in.

Who are the people in the images? How do they feel being exposed online?
They’re my long time friends. I just spoke with them and they love being exposed. They like sushi and their sexuality is to be explored.

Have you ever put yourself in the work you do?
Never. I’m always behind the camera.

What’s your relationship with sex and sexuality?
I don’t understand this question. Maybe it’s too general or too detailed.

Any new work on the horizon we should look out for?
A lot. Humanistic-pornography. Gay, flash, love…

What inspires you?
Art. People with energy to make art. People that have the courage to express themselves.

Michal is a working artist, continuing to put images into the world. You can discover more from Michal over on his Instagram @whereamilost.