Cinematic Photographs Contain Hidden Storylines Decided on by You

Narrative Photographs by Grzegorz Kurzejamski

There is a nostalgic quality to Grzegorz Kurzejamski‘s character-driven photographs. These cinematic compositions appear to be taken from a movie or TV show and feature a unique cast with settings to match. At least one story appears to be unfolding within these captivating compositions, and it is up to the viewer to decide what it is.

An architect and artificial intelligence researcher by day, Kurzejamski has been creating art in his spare time for several years. Like his profession, he tends to approach his art form with a scientific mind. Each scene is carefully curated to resemble a real space that is inhabited by these people. The figures themselves embody different emotions which enhance the drama of the photograph. “There are many different ways to use narratives to create images and I feel that I am only beginning to touch that topic,” he tells My Modern Met.

Oftentimes, these images star two individuals who interact with one another in some way. There is no one clear meaning in these exchanges, and it's intended for the audience to fill in the blanks. This ambiguity is intentional from Kurzejamski. “I do not try to convey any truths [in my work],” he explains. “I want to feel the photo, not read it.”

Scroll down to see more of Kurzejamski's photographs and follow the artist on Instagram to keep up to date with his latest work.

Polish photographer Grzegorz Kurzejamski creates captivating photographs that look like movie stills.

Narrative Photographs by Grzegorz Kurzejamski

They create interesting storylines with a unique setting and characters.

Narrative Photographs by Grzegorz KurzejamskiNarrative Photographs by Grzegorz Kurzejamski

At least one story appears to be unfolding within these captivating compositions, and it is up to the viewer to decide what it is.

Narrative Photographs by Grzegorz KurzejamskiNarrative Photographs by Grzegorz Kurzejamski

This ambiguity is intentional from Kurzejamski.

Narrative Photographs by Grzegorz Kurzejamski

“I do not try to convey any truths [in my work],” he tells My Modern Met.

Narrative Photographs by Grzegorz KurzejamskiNarrative Photographs by Grzegorz Kurzejamski

“I want to feel the photo, not read it.”

Narrative Photographs by Grzegorz KurzejamskiNarrative Photographs by Grzegorz KurzejamskiGrzegorz Kurzejamski: Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Grzegorz Kurzejamski.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
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