Watchmaker by Filip Kowalkowski
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August 27, 2019

I took this image of Mr Adam a watchmaker from Bydgoszcz last week. He's quite a character, working for over 50 years in the oldest watchmaker works in town, which has been opened for 86 years. It took me a year and a half to convince Adam that taking a photograph of him in his workplace is worth his time. The light Is a off camera strobe 600Ws with a CTO 1/2. This is a part of my ongoing series of craftsmen

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Great shot...and it sure is telling on his personality that it took over a year for him to say yes! He probably gets up at 4am every day and doesnt waste a minute until he goes to bed! also shows how persistent you were...asking for over a year to shoot him! It was worth it.

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It was certainly well worth your persistence to get this shot! I love the composition and the timeless feel. I'd believe you if you said you photographed this in 1950!