Portrait Photographer

For Bo Lutoslawski taking a portrait is like falling in love. His technique is near-telepathic inside into his subject, the way they move, the way they think – a fleeting attempt to catch their true identity.

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About Boleslaw Lutoslawski

Bolesław has been a portrait photographer for over 40 years working with some of the most diverse and interesting theatres, ballets and figures all across Europe. He has taken portraits of Stanisław Lem, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wisława Szymborska, Witold Lutosławski, Glenda Jackson, Sławomir Mrożek, Tom Stoppard, Simon Callow, Bill Brandt, Paloma Picasso, Ernst Gombrich, Tambimuttu, Tadeusz Kantor, Marina Warner, John Peel, George Martin, Konrad Swinarski, Peter Hall, John Tusa, Mieczysław Jastrun, Leszek Długosz amongst many of others. Worked on assignments for The Independent, The Guardian, Vogue, Newsweek, Harpers & Queen, The Illustrated London News and for the BBC & Channel 4. Bolesław has also lectured on film and photography at colleges and universities in the UK & Poland. Individual exhibitions since 1969: Krakow (3), Wroclaw (2), London (4), Edinburgh (1) Cambridge (2), Kazimierz Dolny (1) Books: While photography is his core profession, Bolesław also published several books in Polish, more recently: Korzenie nie znają granic (autobiographical) - recommended by a journalist and writer Ryszard Kapuściński. Alchemia Portretu 2011 (on the subject of Portrait Photography). This publication was supported by various media organizations and very well received by the press. As a result Lutosławski had multiple meetings with readers and also students of photography and journalism. At the same time Bolesław was invited to write for Revue Organon, the European philosophical journal (in English) Portrait Photography and Philosophy.

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