This was a glimpse, said Polek,... I was streching in the living room when Tae, my 2 year old, was napping, and this was the glimpse when I opened my eyes between stretches. If the feature photo is a glimpse of life between stretches, the second one, below, is a glimpse of life between naps. … Continue reading What we see when we open our eyes… with Polek Rybczynski
I’m sitting at the Blackbird Bakery across from 33-year-old Polek Rybczynski, and his almost two-year-old son Tae, leafing slowly through a proof of his coffee table book, Valley of Light. It’s the final stage of a project that began in 2014, when he committed to a personal practice of taking one photograph of the Pemberton … Continue reading Making light of the ask
I never get sick of this view. Polek shot it almost exactly 2 years ago. It was actually a reject from his daily photo blog, Valley of Light. Says Polek: For me this one represents taking a step back. Often times we get the low fog/mist in the valley and it gets to me sometimes … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Polek Rybczynski’s take on Mt Currie
Wellness Almanac regular, and local photographer, Polek Rybczynski, embarked on a beautiful creative adventure in 2014. With a brand new baby in his life, he challenged himself to take one photograph a day. I love to look back on all the photographs now. They speak volumes to me. Our first son being born during the year … Continue reading Your coffee table wants you to support the Valley of Light photo project!
Polek and I both welcomed babies into the world on March 1, so given that we are celebrating little people who are turning one and two, today, his contribution this month to the Photo of the Week series, seems especially resonant of the turning seasons. Polek calls this image of solanum lycopersicum going for it, "Emergence". (That's … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Polek Rybczynski’s ‘Emergence’
Out walking with his wee one, Polek Rybczynski captured this frame. I love looking at tree silhouettes when the sun sets. And when there is a curve in there too, it becomes a fun visual. Hello February.
Back in February, I followed a tweet by Tourism Pemberton to discover the blog, Valley of Light, a daily photo journal of our backyard from photographer Polek Rybczynksi. A daily practice, I suspect, is a cornerstone for wellness. (How could both Rumi and Seth Godin be wrong?) I’m always fascinated by the myriad ways people … Continue reading Valley of Light in hindsight: a One Year Challenge comes to an end.