I recently shot a music video for a British-Norwegian band, Casa Murilo. Not my first venture into the music video world, but definitely my first where I was in total control of the project. I loved the track (called ‘Drive’) and I’ve managed to convince them to ditch their original [...]
Well, not just one…. You know what they say – when taking pictures in the street, look up to see more interesting things. (They do say that, don’t they? DON’T THEY?) In any case, never has it been more true than during my Greek holiday last month. We all know [...]
I met Tammy a few years ago when she commissioned me to take some pictures for her site. That’s when I discovered the fascinating world of hapkido, a Korean martial art, which Tammy has been practising for over 30 years now. Since then we’ve worked together on a video for [...]
This is just a quick note to let everybody know I have a new Facebook page for my video and photography work – Michal Dzierza Visuals. I’ve decided (at last) to separate my private posts from my video and photography updates, which from now on can be found here (was [...]
Titles and credits are usually the last thing I add to my videos when I’m ready to wrap up the post-production. And I guess I’m not the only one. I do try to find a good font to match the subject and the mood of the video, but normally end [...]
Thanks to a flying visit by my cousin – an art historian – last weekend I discovered William Morris’s Arts & Crafts-style Red House in Bexleyheath. Set in the middle of a sprawling, moderately attractive (that’s me being diplomatic) suburban jungle, the Red House was originally built when the area was mostly [...]
This is my latest video. It’s also my latest side project. It was never planned. I was driving to Beachy Head in East Sussex on a sunny Sunday morning and spotted a bunch of paragliders on the side of a hill. I stopped the car, asked a farmer whether it’s [...]
This post originally appeared on Meehow Media. In April Meehow Media started working with London-based charity, Women’s Sport Trust, on a new video to highlight WST’s grant recipients. The brief was to show why the three individuals/groups are passionate about what they do as sportspeople and explain how the [...]
I love unexpected side projects. This one wasn’t even planned. I was driving to Beachy Head last Sunday when I spotted a bunch of paragliders on the side of a hill somewhere in rural East Sussex. I saw a farmer on a field nearby, asked him if it was ok [...]
There’s no big story behind these photos. I took them last week on the way to a meeting in town. It was a seriously cloudy afternoon and I just loved the gloomy atmosphere. And then there was that guy with the weird face….
Not sure why, but I completely forgot to post it earlier. Filmed a couple of weeks ago in Richmond. See more of my videos here.
I went to Tate Modern today. To reset my brain. But also to take some pictures. I have been too busy with video projects for clients and needed to change my perspective a bit – and take some stills. There are always some great photo opportunities at Tata. Today was [...]
Did 500px.com just give photographers a simple, but effective publicity boost (and Flickr another kick in the ass)? Unless you’ve spent the last week or so in a cave, you probably know that Flickr has just released a new version of its mobile app. It’s got tons of reviews, mostly [...]
I can’t remember another recent photographic project that would impact me as much as this one. The New York Times published a series of images taken by Pieter Hugo (known for his portraits of South Africa) in southern Rwanda. He went there to meet some of those who twenty years [...]
This month Roger Ballen publishes his latest book, Asylum of The Birds. It’s a collection of images taken in a secret location on Johannesburg, South Africa, at a house full of uncaged birds and people. When Roger Ballen visited London almost two years ago, I shot a short film from [...]