Mateusz Sarello

  • Poland (b. 1978 in Warsaw)
  • Currently in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Mateusz Sarello (b.1978). A Graduate from the Academy of Photography in Warsaw. He is the author of the book “Swell”, which was chosen as a finalist in the Best Photography Book Award at the Pictures of the Year International in 2014.
Untitled 01, from the Swell series

Untitled 01, from the Swell series

  • 2011
  • Analogue Photograph, edition of 5
  • 53 x 80 cm
  • 1 / 15

    Swell | 2011 - 2013

Road. Winter. Void. Void of everything that is important. I am trying to think about the "road." I cannot. I am completely exhausted. All in all, I am going only because of the weather. The prospect of wind, snow, and my flashes on the beach did not let me sleep. Besides, I am afraid of the few days of thinking only about Her, and this way I will have the Baltic Sea. My Baltic Sea. Instead of. "Swell" is a story of a break-up and of unaccepted loneliness. About memories that we can't forget. At first it was supposed to be a documentary project about the Baltic Sea. A plan was drawn up and the places to be visited were marked on the map. During the trips to the Baltic I was accompanied by my girlfriend, until the moment of our parting. The parting changed me and I was no longer able to continue the project according to previously designed plan. I started going back to the places where we were together. Here the project ends, and a personal story begins. My story "Swell" has been published as a book by the Instytut Kultury Wizualnej in Warsaw. You can watch video documentation of the book "Swell" using this link: