I captured my friend Andrzej Mecherzyński-Wiktor in this picture during his indoor climbing training in January 2015. This specific moment shows Andrzej struggling to pass a really difficult boulder wall, putting all his effort into clinging to the overhanging wall by few fingers. Andrzej is one of the most awarded Polish climbers in history, and current Polish bouldering champion.
My intention was to emphasize the power, strength of the body, as well as commitment of the performer. For extra expression I chose black and white colors along with a minimalistic ‘theatrical’ backdrop and contrasting lighting. This brought focus to the model and his body tension.
Rock climbing has become one of the trendiest sports in Poland during the past decade. It's becoming a mainstream discipline and a more and more popular point of interest for amateurs as well as professionals. This picture was later purchased by a Warsaw Mazda car dealership for a commercial advert.