Month: January, 2013

haircut and color

Next Thursday I finally plan to go to hairdresser. There is very nice girl Raluca who cuts my hair perfectly… exactly the way I want. I have always problem to trust two kinds of people – dentists and hairdressers. There was even a joke that for hairdresser 1 cm is like 10 cm and they always cut to short… It’s really hard to trust them… but it’s not the case with Raluca. I never brought any photo with hairstyle I want and she always cuts it well… She speaks only very basic English, exactly as much as I can speak Romanian.. so VERY little … we don’t really talk too much.

This time I am going to trust her also with color. Each time before I was bringing my paint but I think this time I will just see what she will propose.

I think color and hairstyle more or less like this one below will work the best. It’s from Isabel Marant fashion show… not so big difference.. almost same hairstyle as I have but a bit brighter hair than I have right now.


projects – The Other Hundred

I am very happy and proud that I got invited (among Ed Kashi, Jonas Bendiksen, Benjamin Lowy, Simon Norfolk, Brent Stirton and others) to The Other Hundred project.

The idea is that 100 photographers is assigned to photograph 100 people/families/societies from all over the world to show both the hardships and the triumphs of the extraordinary people left off the front pages. Photo album will be published in October, synchronized with World Powerty Day. It’s goal is to take readers on a visual journey into the lives of the people who make up the majority of our world’s population and tell the stories behind the statistics.

The Other Hundred Flyer_Blue

A global collaborative photography project designed to provoke thought and discussion about the future of economic progress, the root causes of the grinding poverty experienced by so many, and the inspirational stories of people from around the world whose lives are incredibly rich and worth celebrating.
Check out www.theotherhundred.com for submission details!

Influential photographers – Antonin Kratochvil

Antonin Kratochvil

(not so short bio from his website)

Antonin is a founder of the VII photo agency.

As photojournalists go, Antonin Kratochvil has sunk his teeth into his fair share of upheaval and human catastrophes whilst going about his documentation of the time in which he lives. As people go, Kratochvil’s own refugee life has been much in the way the same as what he has rendered on film. Kratochvil’s unique style of photography is the product of personal experience, intimate conditioning and not privileged voyeurism. Over the years his fluid and unconventional work has been sought by numerous publications stretching across widely differing interests. From shooting Mongolia’s street children for the magazine published by the Museum of Natural History to a portrait session with David Bowie for Detour, from covering the war in Iraq for Fortune Magazine to shooting Deborah Harry for a national advertising campaign for the American Civil Liberties Union, Kratochvil’s ability to see through and into his subjects and show immutable truth has made his pictures not facsimiles but uncensored visions. And yet, what set his kind apart from the many is his consistency and struggle to carry on.

For Kratochvil this fact comes in the form of his numerous awards, grants and honorable mentions dating back to 1975. The latest of these are his two, first place prizes at the 2002 World Press Photo Awards in the categories of general news and nature and the environment. The next is the 2004 grant from Aperture publishing for Kratochvil’s study on the fractious relationship between American civil liberties and the newly formed Homeland Security since the World Trade Center bombings. In addition, Kratochvil’s fifth book Vanishing was presented in April 2005 and marks another significant milestone for the craft to which he belongs. Vanishing represents a collection of natural and human phenomena that on the verge of extinction. What makes this book so innovative is the twenty years it has taken to produce, making it not only historical from the onset, but a labor of love and a commitment to one man’s conscience.

Here is short interview made by Canon

There is also some very good interview about his life and photography http://www.radio.cz/

and finally probably something most interesting…

….Antonin’s story on Metallica  and Motley Crue

One more video “Making off” Ray Ban

_godsavesispend on twitter

I am now also on twitter.. more links more info…


Barbara Bui Pre fall 2013

Vlieger & Vandam S/S 13


I want!!!


more Vlieger & Vandam bags on their website

Last Year’s concerts – HAIL

HAIL! with Tim Ripper at Club Safe House, in Bucuresti Romania, 29th March 2012


ticket for HAIL! at Club Safe House, in Bucuresti Romania, 29th March 2012
© Aga Luczakowska

Tim Ripper was lead singer of Judas Priest and Iced Earth.  His nickname “Ripper” comes from the Judas Priest song “The Ripper”.

It was very nice concert in a very bad place. Tim Ripper was even joking that if we see him jumping and dancing in a strange way it means he is killing cockroaches on the floor. He said that it’s a new experience for him and he never play in such dirty place. Anyway, concert was very good and I am happy I could see him also later in Bulgaria with Dio Disciples.

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HAIL! at Club Safe House, in Bucuresti Romania, 29th March 2012
© Aga Luczakowska

Judas Priest – Painkiller Live Tim “Ripper” Owens

my stationary bike

I hate winters. It’s not even about cold but it’s getting dark so early. There is not much to do when I am back from work and it’s too dark to go out for a walk. I do climb but last months not so often as I used to do. I just felt I do not have enough exercises and I have to do something about that so a few months ago I decided to get a stationary bike.
I got the cheapest possible one in Decathlon.
In my case it was bike for around 100 euro. I didn’t want anything fancy.


Since one month I use it very regularly. I ride a bike always 15km… and depending on speed it takes 45-50 minutes. I do not bike only in those days when I go to climb.

I feel more energy… and other very good side effect is loosing calories. Since March last year I lost 11 kg, partly also because of bike and climbing… and now I can eat a lot and I am not getting fat.

Some of the people say that it’s very boring to ride a stationary bike.. but for me it’s not at all. Most of the time I watch movies, tv serials, listen to the music..

metallica’s concert in Quebec – gives good speed

and one more good concert which gives good speed- Anthrax, just scroll first part with talks…

My friend also started to bike and she did some blog about it.. which you can check under link. It’s in Polish but I think there should be some way to translate it.

Lemmy starring in computer games

I found two computer games with Lemmy Kilmister… one.. very old one is Motorhead longplay Amiga (more than 20 years old).. looks amazing! so old style!

Unfortunately I didn’t find much more about it than this video on youtube.

I am not into computer games at all but I wish to play this one just because it’s Motorhead!

….and the other one is Brutal Legend  (released in 2009). More about Brutal Legend on wikipedia.

I also found some info that Lemmy himself likes to play games and one of his favorites is StarFox.

my band t-shirts – Black Sabbath

Next band t-shirt in my collection.. Black Sabbath, exactly same as Tony Stark (Iron Man) had in The Avengers movie.
I got it from MINUSEY online shop some time ago. They do not have it right now, but maybe will have it again. I think it was about 35$ and as the first customer from Romania they ever had, I got 10% discount.

I saw some like this also in Camden Town in London.

© Aga Luczakowska