JOURNALIST / PHOTOGRAPHER
Arek Rataj has a special interest in what he calls ‘situational photography’, a larger umbrella of terms inclusive of candid, unplanned, un-staged photography – whether on the street or not. Immensely obsessed with faces and micro-expressions, Arek fully believes in the principle of serendipity. His quest so far has been to reveal to the outside world these truthful expressions that come to being in front of his eyes. While his photography is inherently more about subjects and faces than the city itself, all elements within the image corroborate to create strange, intimate portraits of strangers with a darker, sometimes sinister mood...
Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China 2016
Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China 2015
Nansantiao Commodity Market, Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China 2015.
Beijing, China 2015
Jingying School, Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China 2015