Photos of the Week

Reminiscing at the Lake

October 8, 2018

By Jacqueline Tobin

Photo © Iga Koczorowska

This was shot as part of a personal project by Polish photographer Iga Koczorowska, now living and working in Tuscany, Italy. Titled “Lullaby,” it was inspired by, she says, “the beauty of my hometown in Poland where I grew up and the fairy tales that I used to read by the lake.”

The photo shoot took place on a stormy August day, when the setting sun was getting partially covered by dark clouds. Koczorowski says the air was thick with tension and the light was warm and moody. “Ada was recommended as a model of rare beauty by my friend and she was wonderful to work with,” she says. “She was easy-going, open and courageous.”

The majority of the shoot was in the water, which allowed the photographer to play with Ada’s reflection. “At the same time I had to be quick, because she was getting cold and the storm was getting close. Fortunately, we missed it.”

(Shot with a Canon 5D Mark III and 35 mm lens, which Koczorowska says allowed her to stay fairly close to the model and also get the natural surroundings in the scene.) 

Photo © Iga Koczorowska