Jan Cieslikiewicz – Adventure around the corner

Jan Cieslikiewicz – Adventure around the corner

By Kaymir Stark

The photographs of Poland born Jan Cieslikiewicz got me by surprise when I saw a monkey in one of his pictures. Then I discovered that this guy has one sick portfolio of travel images. Maybe travel photography isn't the right word, I think he's uses traveling as a mere instrument to shoot his pictures. Most of my recent posts have been about people who set out to explore the world. I find it rather fascinating to read about the people that are breaking with some kind of routines to gain a new perspective.

"I am that guy who cut his chain a couple years ago. Now I carry a camera and be looking for new adventures and trying to get a better understanding of the world that surrounds me."

Monkey on a beach
Jan Cieslikiewicz - Vietnam 2011

Don't get me wrong, you don't have to travel to the other side of the world. In your own village, city or country their is a vast amount of new and exciting land (and people) to discover. That being said, for me Jan his work can be considered  the result of a new stance and perspective towards life;

street corner
Jan Cieslikiewicz - China, 2011

"I am that guy who cut his chain a couple years ago. Now I carry a camera and be looking for new adventures and trying to get a better understanding of the world that surrounds me. It was a chain created by engaging in activities that demanded a very strict routine.

"Now I'm choosing my commitments so that I don't get chained to a routine again. I love it."

Girl with hat
Jan Cieslikiewicz - Thailand, 2011 (2)

"Most recently it was a job as a trader in New York. Prior to that, I was a competitive swimmer, and I was spending countless hours training. Eventually I got fed up and realized it wasn't the kind of lifestyle I wanted for myself. So I quit my job and started travelling. Now I'm choosing my commitments so that I don't get chained to a routine again. I love it."

Chinese woman
Jan Cieslikiewicz - Hong Kong, 2011

Our friends from Talkbak did a wicked interview with Jan on their website, so for now we let his images do the talking!

Ice road with blood
Jan Cieslikiewicz - Yukon, 2011