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Multiple meanings of the concept of ‘sketch’ include, among others, initial project of a larger integrity, where the first implementation is the subject to further changes in activity or product, described in general categories without prevailing motif.
The term ‘sketch’ describes well the idea behind the latest works of Daniel Jankowski. His exhibition, presented at the end of summer in POSK Gallery in London, is a collection of pictures taken while wandering around and exploring the metropolis during the previous few months. His experiences and insightful observations of London neighbourhoods combine and form the elements of his photographs and give them the character of the reporter’s journey. The daily routines of the residents, caught during their everyday activities, be it painting city landscape by an artist standing at his easel, browsing through the secondhand books by passers-by at the street stall, or the moments of relaxation during a game of cricket and resting at the cafe table, those moments are captured by Jankowski's photographs here. Daily rhythm of this cosmopolitan, vibrant city is captured by the photos taken at the underground stations, crowded with people rushing in different directions. Besides, the very city is also the hero here, not only the historical symbols of British capital, the river Thames, the Westminster, but also the modern architecture, in the district of Southwark, in the vicinity of Tate Modern Gallery.
The common link of this somewhat nostalgic city landscape, is Jankowski's eye as the insightful observer standing aside, rather than fully participating.
He took his visual utterances with analogous, single-lens, reflex camera.
His use of wide perspective, creating subsequent shots in the background, framing birds-eye view, all give the impression of a silent, non-interfering observation.
---Anna Pacan, review.