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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Doug and Phoebe


In the recently released movie “The day the Earth stood still” there is a line uttered by the alien, played by Keanu Reeves, in the reference to humanity: “there is another side to you , I can see that now”. This provoking statement like a deja vu occurred to me when I noticed Doug and Phoebe. Initially I have spotted Dough with his impressive piercings and gauged ear. I was ready to approach him and ask for a “character” pose. However, before I gathered the courage he was joined by Phoebe and they have exchanged a number of moving hugs in obviously sensual moments. “There is another side to you , I can see that now”. When I approached them I knew exactly what I wanted the photograph to convey. They have agreed to the idea very quickly and second later this photograph was created.

Thanks Phoebe and Doug, you’ve been most accommodating models.

Curtis skateboarding in Martin Place


Curtis Flying

Curtis trying again.


Curtis stacking again. Ouch.

This is Curtis, a skateboarder I’ve met today at the infamous Martin Place pit. I have to stress I consider what these young men are doing extremely dangerous as there is simply no place to land their jumps. Never the less I also admire the determination and courage with which Curtis was trying over and over to land his trick. I’ve watched him for close to 20 minutes and his pain after some of the stacks was rather obvious. This is certainly and Xtreme sport