When I entered the gate of Chmielna 21 in Warsaw and saw pictures of Szymon Szcześniak I felt like I came back to Somo for my first surfing lesson.
Rainy clouds, deserted area and only few, for whom rain and gray sky are no obstacle for enjoying ocean and surfing. In my mind all this was something that connected this yard and those pictures with Cantabria during my very first surf trip.
“Surfers” project is a surfing related continuation of Californian story by Szymon Szcześniak about people who live in campers. Pictures that can be seen in the center of Warsaw were captured in Portugal in 2017 on the south-west beaches of this European surfing paradise.
Funny that this ocean escape can be taken in the city center, on a small yard where ordinary life full of everyday errands goes on.
Thanks for reading. Now go surf!