This playful approach to the role of a tourist, to the genre of travel photography, and to the travel guide form allowed me to develop the ironic distance that reflected the melancholy humor that I encountered on my travels.
I covered more than 10,000 kilometers during my travels through Poland: from west to east, from Silesia to the Baltic coast, from the border with Belarus to the Ukrainian fron- tier. Throughout my journey I remained conscious of the random nature of my encounter moments that can be endowed with meaning by the simple fact of being photographed. Yet they remain fragments. Over the course of my travels, I encounter the future of Poland’s youth, the decay of workers’ housing on the outskirts of the city, people playing golf at a coal mine, and architecturally experimental shopping malls.