The photo exhibition and the album entitled Twarze Muzyki - Andrzej Tyszko ("The Faces of Music”) is the result of 33 years of exciting and passionate work with the musicians. The musicians themselves are the true heros of this exhibition. Even though I met some of them only once while I have known and been friends with others for the last thirty years, each photo in this collection is the fruit of artistic connection and clear evidence of the magical moment that took place at the time of shooting.
Most of the showcased photos were taken during the martial law in the eighties. At that time, in the surrounding reality highlighted by oppression, poverty, greyness and regulation, music was the best way of expressing one's individuality. At the same time, it served as an emergency valve for the venting of the new generation's suppressed anger. The new idols took control of young minds and hearts, and I had the privilege of working with the very best of them. Each session presented a new acquaintance, a new challenge and a new journey. It was also a time of discovering my own photographic vision and learning to understand people. I was not aware of it at the time but, now, I can clearly see that it formed me not only professionally but also emotionally and spiritually.
A few words of introduction about the technique. In today's computerized world, any image can be created and enhanced with digital technology, however, there were no computers at that time, and all photographs were created in the purest photographical sense of the word. In a number of cases, I used the light painting technique - improvisation with light in the total darkness, the results of which were only evident the following day.