The University of Wrocław law student whose love affair with film photography began at the tender age of nine.
A law student at the University of Wrocław, Aleksandra Banet‘s photography caught our eye here at intern a while back and has continued to develop strongly. Having fallen head over heels for photography, Aleksandra (or Lola to her friends) has found that her 3rd year of study has somewhat crept up on her.
Since getting hold of her first film camera aged 9 and realising her ability to express & reflect reality, photography has somewhat proved a form of escapism. Lola finds the most interesting and challenging projects those centred around portraits. “I’ve always liked working with people on a personal level. It is a magical way to expose their beauty and by that I mean their internal beauty”. She often works with young and experienced models, their ‘fresh’ attitude and natural reactions to the camera working in harmony with her honest and tender compositional style.
While Lola has worked a number of internships, she claims that none of them have been remarkable or something she is particularly proud of. Sensing that wasn’t likely to be her route further into photography, upon moving to Wrocław, she instead began to look into curatorial work. Putting together a show of talented, young Polish photographers at Galeria U was by no means a straightforward task, but one Lola thoroughly enjoyed.
With her studies taking up increasing amounts of her time at the moment, her curatorial endeavours have taken something of a back seat, but she still finds time to bolster her portfolio with a lovely mix of projects. Her diary-style images are often flanked by fashion work and recently a beautiful, intimate project about her grandparents and the concept of solitude.