Kamil Sleszynski |Bialystok, Poland

Short bio:
I am a self-taught documentary photographer based in Bialystok, Poland.

Why do you photograph on film?
I was shooting with an old camera 4×5 because many of my subject were interested in my shooting technique. They had never seen such equipment. It was a new experience for them. It helps a lot, and shortens the distance.
On the other hand I have a limited number of shots, and I have to try harder.

What is your work about?
I grew up in the neighborhood of the prison. Often I was walking near by the prison walls and watching prisoners. They were standing in the windows bathing in the sun. I was wondering why they were behind the walls. This curiosity stayed with me.