Birds are like humans, and people are like birds. They are smart and stupid. They are nice and ugly. They are full and hungry. They are gentle and predatory. They are singing and shouting. People like birds can fly. Birds fly to warm countries. People are flying away in their own thoughts.
The series shows similarities between people and birds.
Says Michał: Since 2016, I have been taking self-portraits. Birds and people is the next series in which I was both the main character and photographer. This time, I played the bird, looking for a similarity between people and birds. Birds have always accompanied people, Birds have often been described in literature. One was positively perceived by others negatively. Man made a bird symbol. Some birds are the symbol of good, the other symbol of evil. People evaluate birds based on the bird’s appearance. The raven’s crows were seen as death, white doves as life. I wonder how birds perceive man?. Are birds also full of prejudices about the appearance of a human being?. Maybe I’m angry?. Because I’m black, like a raven.