Chris Zielecki

@zanthia

Portrait & Wedding Photographer | www.zielecki.com
I love isolated places. As an introvert I gain energy while being on my own or in company of a few good friends instead of being surrounded by a large group of people or at very crowded places. It does not mean I don't enjoy my life; or don't talk to people; or don't get out of my house. It's about when to regenerate. And standing in a winter landscape in front of polar bear warning sign definitely fuels my energy level. A big smile all across my face. Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Cold Temperature Day Frozen Landscape Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Polar Bear Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain The Great Outdoors - 2017 EyeEm Awards Tranquil Scene Tranquility Weather White Color Winter
We freed Willy. #stopwhaling Beach Beauty In Nature Casual Clothing Cloud - Sky Day Free Willy Full Length Leisure Activity Men Motion Movie Poster Nature One Person Orca Outdoors Real People Sea Sky Standing The Great Outdoors - 2017 EyeEm Awards The Photojournalist - 2017 EyeEm Awards Water Whale Young Adult Young Women
Daylight sun at midnight. Hello north, I love you. <3 Cellphone Cold Temperature Device Screen Focus On Foreground Holding Human Body Part Human Hand Midnight Midnight Sun Mobile Phone Mountain Nature Outdoors Photo Messaging Photographing Photography Themes Real People Screen Sky Smart Phone Snow The Great Outdoors - 2017 EyeEm Awards The Photojournalist - 2017 EyeEm Awards Winter Wireless Technology
packing up for beach holidays. next adventure starts tomorrow! Arctic Cap Cloves Day Indoors  No People Packing My Suitcase Tripod Trousers Winter Woolen Cap
The sky was covered in grey. The sound of croaking seagulls in the distance. Light was breaking through the clouds, when the wind came in. Old industrial buildings like witnesses from the past. Hamburg, meine Perle. Black And White Building Exterior Built Structure Casual Clothing Cloud - Sky Day Front View Full Length Lifestyles Man One Person Outdoors People Portrait Real People Sky Standing The Portraitist - 2017 EyeEm Awards Young Adult
Photography is about the moment. The moment that lasts for 1/200 of a second. The moment you felt coming while observing a scene. The moment that happened even before you took the picture. It connects with your own memories, with your own feelings & emotions, with the yearning inside you. And for that, it enriches my life. Beautiful Woman Bride Close-up Day Front View Headshot Indoors  Lifestyles Looking Down One Person People Portrait Real People The Portraitist - 2017 EyeEm Awards Wedding Young Adult Young Women
I went south this time - Barcelona. A few days off in the sun. 25°C. My kind of summer. A tiny apartment, 83 stairs in the sky, surrounded by little shops, cafés & restaurants. My starting and ending point for a few days of road trip around the Spanish/French border. Time to work on my white balance (; Tree Blue Sky No People Architecture Day Palm Tree Outdoors Barcelona Spring
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we are adventurer. we do thing we don't feel comfortable with. and we enjoy living. Adult Adults Only Cloud - Sky Danger Danger Zone Day Full Length Landscape Leisure Activity Lifestyles Nature Outdoors People Polar Bear Real People Sign Sky Standing Svalbard  The Great Outdoors - 2017 EyeEm Awards Two People Warning Warning Sign Weather Winter
My home for the next days: Svalbard - this is arctic. Svalbard  Travel
Between sun & rain, we sought light & shadow. In old backyards from the beginning of the last century. In front of modern facades of glas, concrete & steel. A wedding anniversary. A photo session with Aygul & Dmitry. Now on my blog. Black And White Black Background Copy Space Female Hands Covering Ears Lifestyles One Person Outdoors People Portrait Real People Studio Shot Tattoo Young Adult The Portraitist - 2017 EyeEm Awards The Week On EyeEm
I had a lot of discussions with friends about where wedding & couple photography is going theses days. The things that are hip, the style you have to process your images. West coast couples, west coast style, west coast light. Even though you are in Europe. It's getting so big that even my couples started to apologize that they don't wear their hair wild & open on their wedding day or that their location might not be the epic scenery everyone loves to shoot at.⠀ ⠀ My job is about love. I document it. In the way my couples like to celebrate it. It's their day. Not mine. Their dress, their location, their ceremony. And we should not forget that. So the most important thing, that I tell my couples, is to do their thing - no matter what. And relax.⠀ ⠀ These are Aygul & Dmitry from Copenhagen. They came to Hamburg for their 5th wedding anniversary. And that was an awesome day for me. On my blog today. Beautiful Woman Black Background Close-up Couple Hamburg Lifestyles Love People Real People Standing Tattoo Togetherness Tree Two People Welovehh Women Young Adult Young Women The Portraitist - 2017 EyeEm Awards
The Faroe Islands got my heart within the first day. Waterfalls and rivers flowed through the wide, untouched valleys like veins, mountain ranges were covered with snow and the wind lashed the spray ashore. I went through sunshine, hail, rain, snow and storm. I slipped on wet ground, covered my back with mud and got a nice cold. And an infinity amount of cake & tea. I knew from day one, that I will return. Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Day Faroe Islands Fjord Landscape Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Sky The Great Outdoors - 2017 EyeEm Awards Tranquil Scene Tranquility Travel Destinations Water
Lilly on my couch during one of our first shootings. It was the first time I used my own four walls for a photo session and it was quite interesting to look at my flat with a photographer's eye. Even though it was not even a year ago, I look back and think about how both of our lives have changed since then. We both left back what made us struggle. We both are following your heart's way more than before. But we both are still into good burgers after a shooting. No need to change the good parts. Happiness! Tattoo One Person Indoors  Only Women Adults Only One Woman Only Headshot Adult People Bedroom Human Body Part Young Adult One Young Woman Only Young Women Bed Close-up Beauty Portrait Day Human Hand The Portraitist - 2017 EyeEm Awards
Endless white. Endless sunlight. I've been to the north a few times, but never experienced a never ending day like this. The sun never gets even close to the horizon and you can only determine the time of the day by the direction of it's light. I feel energised. The desire for taking nice afternoon naps disappeared and even when I normally call it a day, I have the feeling that I could continue for hours. Nice move, Svalbard. Animal Themes Arctic Day No People One Animal Outdoors Reindeer Snow The Great Outdoors - 2017 EyeEm Awards Winter
We took a flight to the north. More northern than I've ever been in my life and I might every get. An icy rock in the Arctic: Svalbard. 24h of light. Everything covered under snow and ice. A landscape in black & white.⠀ Beauty In Nature Cold Temperature Day Extreme Weather Frozen Glacier Ice Iceberg Landscape Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Svalbard  The Great Outdoors - 2017 EyeEm Awards Tranquil Scene Tranquility Weather Winter
Within seconds the weather changed. Wind came up and massive clouds released rain, hail & snow upon the ground. The surf lashed against the cliffs. Darkness fell over the island. Harbinger of the storm. Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Day Horizon Over Water Idyllic Landscape Nature No People Outdoors Power In Nature Scenics Sea Sky Storm Storm Cloud Surf The Great Outdoors - 2017 EyeEm Awards Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water
What to do when you can't avoid the tourist masses and try to behave inconspicuous? Get a selfie stick and start the fun. No shame, no glory. Barcelona Cathedral Ceiling Clock Close-up Day Hanging Illuminated Indoors  La Sagrada Familia Lighting Equipment Low Angle View Sagrada Familia Self Portrait Selfie Selfie Stick Smartphone The Photojournalist - 2017 EyeEm Awards The Portraitist - 2017 EyeEm Awards
I just returned to my car from a short hike to a higher altitude at one of Faroe's lovely lonely bays. The moment I went in, the rain & hail started. I grabbed my camera and got out. The wind hit me from the left, coming from the mountain range. Hailstones hammered down on me and within 30 seconds the ground was covered in white. I laughed out loud; happy and with a beard full of ice I took a series of shots. 2 Minutes later the sky became blue again. Faroe Islands. Love ya. Bad Weather Bay Beauty In Nature Day Faroe Islands Fjord Hail  Idyllic Landscape Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Physical Geography Rain Scenics Sea Sky The Great Outdoors - 2017 EyeEm Awards Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water Waterfront
Even though we are photographers, it does not mean we are comfortable with standing in front of a camera as well. We share the same vulnerability, the same problems with self confidence like most of the people we shoot. And like them, for no reason. Beautiful Woman Boudoir Bra Close-up Day Eyes Closed  Fashion Front View Home Interior Home Story Indoors  Leisure Activity Lifestyles One Person One Young Woman Only People Real People Women Young Adult Young Women