Poznan Philharmonics Backstage

This project documents the life of Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra during rehearsals, practice, and preparations before the concerts. To see the complete project please see their web site at

The Slow World

On Faculty of String Instruments, Harp, Guitar and Violin-Making, at Poznan Academy of Music, there are some basement rooms, where violin making students build their instruments. I was taken by its slow pace so completely different from the hectic life of academy halls.

Creating "The Creation"

This photographs show the work of the dancers of Poznan Opera Ballet and the choreographers (Montserrat León and Giovanni di Palma) on the new production of Haydn's Die Schöpfung with choreography by Uwe Scholz.

The Hands

It is the project I will never really finish. I have always been fascinated by the beauty of musicians' hands while playing. I belive it is the closest one can photograph music.

The Nutcracker behind the curtain

Every winter in almost all opera houses one can find Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker. Since I was a little girl I have always wandered how this ballet looks like from behind the curtain. I photographed it in Oslo Opera, with dancers from the Norwegian National Ballet and the Ballet School, with choreography by Dinna Bjorn.

Viola in Five Days

During the Polish Viola Competition of Jan Rakowski, students of lute making department built a new "in white" viola in five days only. Their hard work was rewarded with very fine sound of the newly created instrument.

Nights at the Opera

Opera house is never a quiet place. Morning and afternoon rehearsals, lessons, meetings, administrative work keeps busy hundreds people every day, and almost every evening there is a performance. It is impossible to show it on few photographs, but here are some impressions from backstage life in Poznan Opera House.

La Sylphide

In the spring of 2010 Poznan Opera Ballet prepared the classical version of La Sylphide with choreography by August Bournonville. The photographs show dancers during rehearsals with Karina Elver from The Royal Danish Ballet.