You always seem very much in agreement throughout the sessions and your roles are clearly divided. Has this way of working come naturally to you, or have you developed it through years of practice?
Basia: Working in a duo, especially when you're artists, is very demanding. Initially, a lot of things we did was pretty intuitive. The plans were not too far-reaching, we didn't stick to any rules. However, over the years of working together, we noticed that some rigid arrangements worked for us. This is why we developed our internal rules: a clear division of duties, fixed working hours, weekly meetings, etc. Although it is difficult, time-consuming and requires compromises, we know that such a mini corporate world is necessary in our case and makes it much easier to work together.
Przemysław: The division of roles is a difficult process. On the one hand, we try to focus on the things that give us most satisfaction and for which we have natural predispositions, and on the other hand, reality often requires greater flexibility.
You do many different sessions: for big names such as Hermes, Nobu Hotels, IKEA, and for smaller, boutique hotels, brands and producers. Can you indicate a specific type of photo session that you enjoy most?
Basia: For me, the greatest joy is to work with regular clients, whose expectations we already know. We all feel at ease then, we know that they trust us, they know our working style and aesthetics. Such freedom and understanding make us work even harder: we come up with bolder ideas for photos, we do analog photography, etc. It can be a session for a hotel, a designer, a brand, a magazine – when it’s our second or third session together, it is always the most pleasant.
Przemysław: I get bored quickly and I don't like monotony, so these changes in the scale of the clients we work with or the type of sessions we perform allow me to enjoy my work continuously. And I love job related travel! Before the pandemic, once or twice a month we would do a session abroad. It was an interesting experience for me and I learned a lot from it. Besides, I just like airports, hotels and being on the go.