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Croatia-born photographer Stanko Abadžic finds beauty in simple moments. Shot in black and white, his street photography is characterized by strong contrasts of light and dark, his attention to geographic forms and his eye for long shadows.

What I love most about his photos (aside from the slightly surreal nature to them) is that they look they're from the the 1930s or 1940s when, in fact, they were mostly taken during the last 10 years. It was only in 1995 that Abadžic moved to Prague and started exploring the city with his camera, thereby developing his visual eye.

There's a great interview with Abadžic over at Photographer's Speak. Here was my favorite quote from him:

"The faster we live, the less emotion is left in the world. This might be the reason why my photographs do not seem contemporary and why I look back to a time when people were closer to each other. The slower we live, the deeper we feel the world around us. This is my general philosophy."




















See more of Stanko Abadžic's timeless photos at Contemporary Works.
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  • The third photo is uncomplicated but soooo beautiful! :)
  • Love the row of trees, so classic!
  • Great photos. But street photography? Most of them look a tiny bit arranged...
  • @Marica- I definitely agree! These photos are quite amazing indeed. :) Thanks for sharing!
  • Wow!These photos are amazing!!
  • Great collection..Thanks for sharing it !
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