By Chance

By Artur Ciesielski | Photography

Chance and luck plays a huge role in our lives. I don’t think we realize how much, in fact, those factors are a part of our ‘destiny’. Of course, I don’t mean to diminish the choices we make. It takes some street smarts and maybe some book smarts to realize an opportunity to be taken, luck to be taken advantage of. Luck and experience: the combination of those two play a big role in how our life progresses. But…I’m getting to deep here.

This is supposed to be about one photo.

Recently we had a good dinner with my uncle Janusz for his names day at Southern Rail. It is there I took a photo I’ve become very fond of. I took it with the phone not with the three thousand dollar full frame camera.

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I was working on the Uptown Phoenix neighborhood page for at the time of this dinner: I wanted some interior photos and ones with people. Waiting for dinner I turned to the bar saw a nice grouping of people and shot a few photos with my phone.

The actions of the people, their grouping seems to be perfect. Everyone has an activity and the eye too, can wander from one group to another or jump to the guy a the register or the other making a drink.

The bright summer sun is blazing through the window: the cool colors clash with the warmth of incandescent chandelier and wood on the ceilings.

The difficult lighting turned out to be the photos savior with the addition of grain, that only adds to the moody atmosphere.

I rather enjoy looking at this photo, so much more than the hundreds of others I made for this project.

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