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Maciek Jasik: Bypassing the Rational

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Photography: Bypass the rational with Maciek Jasik’s colourful, smoke-filled portraits

People look better under coloured lights – think nightclubs or Icelandic people smiling beneath auroras – and that’s especially true when they’re prancing around with their naughty bits flailing around all over the place. Beautiful humans lit with rainbow colours and smoke is my idea of a perfect project, which is why Maciek Jasik is a surefire new favourite. His hazy portraits of men and women of all shapes and sizes careering around in a studio evoke a strange feeling in my gut that I haven’t had since I first discovered Ryan McGinley – as if Maciek’s discovered something about humans that we weren’t previously aware of but now we have to live with.

Even though it is essentially art, he is not against adapting his approach for commissioned pieces or editorial, but the one thing he makes sure is that his style remains entirely recognisable throughout. Don’t believe me? Check out the published section on his website.

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