This compelling and vivid photographic essay documents a day in the life of Harris crofter, Angus Campbell, in 2012.
In preparation for the project, Krzyzanowski and his producer rented a house on Lewis where he was introduced by Sandy Granville and his wife to Angus who agreed to take part. Thereafter, for over two weeks they shared his life, visiting him at home and often going with him into the mountains.
A perfect choice for the photo-series, Angus went his own way oblivious to the camera. As a consequence, Michel says they “often had to run like Olympic athletes in the hills to keep up with him.”
An Lanntair Director Roddy Murray said “This is an intimate, comprehensive, affectionate and revealing portrait. It’s broad and open but with a tight focus. It’s a beautiful series that gives a fresh eye on the people, landscape and way of life in these Islands.”
Michel Szulc-Krzyzanowski was born in Breda, the Netherlands, in 1949. After graduating in photography and graphic art he began working independently and exclusively on his own practice.
His work can be divided into two fields. Conceptual photography, created on a deserted beach in Mexico, which is exhibited in museums and galleries and bought for art-collections. And documentary photography published in books, magazines, newspapers and presented in exhibitions.
His work has been in major venues including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Pompidou Centre [Beaubourg] in Paris, MOMA in New York, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, who also acquired all his work for their collection. In 2000 he left the Netherlands to live and work in Cadaques, Spain and in 2005 left there to live and work in a mobile way with no permanent home.