My wife’s from Krakow, so we’ve spent a lot of time living and working there, trying to visit as often as possible [thank you Ryanair!]. In March 2013 during a flying visit to Krakow I dropped into Jacek’s workshop with my camera [Jacek’s my father-in-law]. I worked at his workshop in 2010 and 2011, and we always drop by when we’re in town. Until this trip, I hadn’t had an opportunity to take my camera gear with me… it’s a photographer’s dream in there! In the afternoon light streams through high windows creating beams of glistening metallic dust, sparks fly, there’s hammering, buzzing, sawing, always something interesting in the making, and shelves stacked high with all kinds of intriguing artefacts.
I spent the day shooting Jacek’s workshop to test a few new bits of gear [particularly the Slider + by Edelkrone], to give the D800 and Frank the tripod a run for their money, and to experiment with producing the first in a series of 5 minute portrait films.
I didn’t have space for a follow focus, so all focussing was done manually on the 24-70 mm lens. Audio is a mix of the D800’s on-camera mic, and my Olympus LS11 audio recorder. Music by Broke For Free [http://brokeforfree.com/]. Enjoy. -Alex