Błażej Marczak

Photographer, Aberdeeen, Scotland

Błażej is a Polish photographer whose emphasis is on landscape and portraiture. He is curious about people’s stories and the conditions they live in. For him, photography is a universal language, which helps us look at ourselves and reflect on who we are. Błażej chooses simplicity in the image to express a complex thought.


My Documenting Britain project is a personal story of Aberdeen, my subjective impressions of this Northern city bounded by two river mouths, the North Sea and green stretches of land. Some call it the Granite City, others say it is silver, though it is also known as the Energy Capital of Europe. The label I think is the most accurate is the Grey City.

Pre and post #Indyref

Błażej Marczak

High Rise Aberdeen

“Only one large municipality in the UK—the City of Aberdeen—managed to bypass completely the political and professional rejection of high flats, and carry on building them…

Błażej Marczak

The Grey City

The Grey City is a record of the places and people who aren’t present in the glossy and idealised promotional publications of…

Błażej Marczak