Marcin Ryczek
A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow


2013 Grand Prix 1st Place Award

Thoughts about the positive and negative aspects of my life, and how they coexist in osmosis, led me to search for images that would allow me to present this idea together with the + and – symbols in photography.

In this scene, I noticed the unusual contrast of white snow juxtaposed with the black of the Vistula River, separately by a clear line. This scene reminded me of the yin-yang symbol. That was the initial concept for this image, a very simple and reflective scene that I photographed in a moment.