Photo Essay


Ice fishing

Zemborzycki dam reservoir (Zalew Zemborzycki) is a large man-made lake build in 1974 mainly used for windsurfing, water skiing, fishing and other water sports during the summer. In winter, it becomes completely deserted, with very few people visiting. The exception being the ice anglers. Most of them are coming here every weekend for many years, sit on the stool in the open on a frozen waters. Most of them know each other but they rarely interact, they enjoy and cherish the opportunity of isolation. The act of fishing is less important than it seems, it is an excuse to be here. Their tiny silhouettes appear like frozen and waiting to dissolve in the silence and stillness, until they become a part of the white landscape.

PS. This series was shortlisted for Kolga Festival 2012 Award in Tbilisi.

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