Local Lens: Scenes from Small-Town Poland with @ajkajk
In this series, local Instagrammers show you their favorite places to shoot around where they live. To explore more of Poland, follow @ajkajk on Instagram.
"After I finish school I’d like to study photography," says Agata Jackowiak (@ajkajk), an 18-year-old Instagrammer from Oborniki Wielkopolskie, a small town in Poland. Agata captures a vivid snapshot of life in the Polish countryside.
Though it’s a town of only 18,000, Oborniki provides Agata with ample creative inspiration. “Many of my photographs show the streets of my town and the terraced houses I pass by while going to and from school,” Agata says. “A favorite spot here is Obornickie Łazienki by the Wełna River. It’s where people go for scenic walks and to spend time with their families. There is also the old Wroniecki Bridge, which is perfect for Instagramming.”
Outside of Oborniki, Agata suggests visiting Ustronie Morskie, a small town along the Baltic Sea. “There is a long wooden jetty on the beach where you can take pictures of amazing sunrises and sunsets. If the weather is good you can see a lighthouse 13 kilometers (8 miles) away in Kolobrzeg. It is absolutely breathtaking.”
In February, Agata will continue her exploration of Poland—first visiting Warsaw, then Krakow. “If you are interested in the next steps of my journey, follow along!”