While scouring the many art pages on Etsy, I came across the work of Paris-based lomographer Yann Pendaries. I was immediately attracted to his photos, particularly those from Poland. If you hadn't guessed by my last name, I am a Chicago Pole - 100% (for those of you who don't know, Chicago has the largest Polish population outside the eastern European country). My boyfriend and I had the fortunate opportunity to visit Krakow, Poland while finishing up our semester abroad a few years ago, and it was such a pleasant trip. Hands down the nicest people in all of Europe. No bias. That and the old world architecture throughout the city made it one of my favorite places to visit in Europe.
Pendaries' work captures a moment in time. Exactly how travel photography should be. Any of his pieces would be beautiful artwork in a home, and for $25, you can't beat that.
For those of you who have also had the chance to travel through Europe, odds are you didn't make it east of Prague. I highly recommend you do. The proof is in the pudding.
***Poland photo captions corrected. Thanks. : )
The Sand Dune in Leba, Poland
Border between Poland and Czech Republic
Chelmo, Poland near Torun and Vistula River
Gdansk Old Town - Neptune Fountain
Baltic Sea Horses
A little bit of London
How many times have you seen images of Big Ben and a red phone booth? Exactly. How many look like this?
Of course, I had to swoon over his photos of Paris
And some more great shots - Berlin, Germany