Blazej Marczak The bus station, Seaton

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2012- on going

Blazej Marczak Cotton Street

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2012- on going

Blazej Marczak Couple on the riverbank, Modernist Pastoral

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2012- on going

Blazej Marczak Donmouth Landscape

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2012- on going

Blazej Marczak Fittie

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2012- on going

Blazej Marczak Gilcomstoun Land

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2012- on going

Blazej Marczak Harbour

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2012- on going

Blazej Marczak Parkhill Pumping Station

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Blazej Marczak Seaton Tower Blocks No. 1

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2012- on going

Blazej Marczak Seaton Tower Blocks No. 3

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2012- on going

Blazej Marczak Upper Denburn Central Development Area

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2012- on going

Blazej Marczak Urban nature Tillydrone

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2012- on going

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Błażej Marczak
The Grey City

The Grey City is a story of Aberdeen seen through the photographer's personal and subjective impressions of this northern city bounded by two river mouths, the North Sea and green stretches of land.

Some people call Aberdeen the Granite City, others say it is silver. It is a city also known as the Energy Capital of Europe. But the label that might be the most accurate remains the Grey City. Its ubiquitous landscape created by the silver granite and perfectly matching sky evokes an atmosphere of gloom. While the photographer didn’t find the city’s glamour as described by others, its atmosphere seems to express a fading into history, tarnished and covered by the patina of time. The past blends here with the present and unveils various juxtapositions between the natural and the man made and our relation to the landscape. The photographer’s particular interest in the things that are seemingly commonplace, which others may see as the routine and mundane, allowed him to view the city through the lens of a visitor and outside observer. It is the Grey City as the photographer knows that we are seeing in these photographs, a city of monochrome shades that invites the viewer to see it through its concealing densities.

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