Tomasz Laczny


"The workshop organized by Tomasz in 2018 was decisive in the development of my first photo book, for questions of editing, narrative intention and design. With dynamism and benevolence, he is attentive to listening and very attentive to the challenges of each project. With his deep reflexion about photo book, Tomasz is great for anyone who wants to embark on the (self) publishing adventure."

Elie Monferier -- Photoespania Book of the Year 2020

“This workshop with Tomasz allowed me to really put a new work in motion – his generous and precise insight brought a fresh dynamic as well as a new formal approach to the pictures. Since, the project has been shown in two exhibitions and has received a grant to produce the book!” 

Matilda Holloway -- participant of 2019 workshop organised by Espace Saint-Cyprien Toulouse 2020

"I took Tomasz Laczny’s online Photobookmaking workshop and it was far beyond what I expected. The course was well structured, easy to follow and just the right length and amount of students. Most importantly, Tomasz took great interest in our projects by helping brainstorm ideas for the organization, narrative and physical construction of the books. His demonstrations were clear and concise. Ultimately, his vast experience in the filed and willingness to sincerely share his knowledge makes this course an invaluable resource for anyone dreaming of creating an artist photo book.”  

Sergio Gomez, MFA participant of 2021 online Photobookmaking workshop

"The workshop with Tomasz was absolutely wonderful. He is extremely patient, insightful and knowledgeable and his workshop inspired me greatly. Tomasz' edit of my book changed the direction of that particular body of work in an exciting way, and deepened my own understanding of the work, which has pushed the work in a new direction. I really valued his generosity and patience with this workshop and am already looking forward to doing another course with him".

Aletheia Casey -- 2022 online Photobookmaking workshop participant

"Tomasz is an insightful, generous, and energetic teacher who makes the online space feel intimate and practical. I have left the sessions with a renewed excitement about my work and inspired by seeing the progress of the other participants. This workshop is one of the best I have ever attended".

Morganna Magee -- 2022 online Photobookmaking workshop participant

"Tomasz takes time to understand each project and generously conceptualises an initial book-making approach for each project, bringing a new dimension to the work. 
We asked Tomasz to run an online workshop with a group of photographers who know each other. Knowing each other’s practice gave us a deeper insight into his process".

Sarah Rhodes -- 2022 online Photobookmaking workshop participant

"Apart from the very useful practical exercises and editing theories that Tomasz gave us, he helped me to better understand
my own project and showed me a way out of my ambiguities in this very productive 1.5-day PHOTOBOOK MAKING workshop.

Discussing the great projects of my colleagues was also very inspiring - and gave me many ideas for further projects".

Eva Brunner -- participant of 2022 workshop  organised by Bildband Berlin

"I loved the workshop and how much we managed in that short amount of time. I felt so much trust from you both, that we can create something in just one weekend. And I felt encouraged to just start and keep prototyping."

Nastassja Nefjodow -- participant of 2022 workshop  organised by Bildband Berlin

"The book curation workshop with tomasz was a great and rigorous introduction into book editing.Tomasz was very detailed and present - helping each person thoroughly bring their work to life.I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in creating a dummy book."

Stephanie O'Connor -- participant of 2022 workshop  organised by Bildband Berlin

"I joined the analogue photobook workshop because I felt stuck in a long term project and didn’t feel confident to translate my work into book format. Tomasz connected with my series very intuitivly and instantly captured the real story. He helped me see what I couldn’t see, and showed me how to relate to the core of my work on every level in order to find the right decisions. I feel back on track now, inspired and passionate about my project again. I also gained some completely new insights on editing and bookmaking, which will be very valuable for my work process in the future and also for helping friends and colleagues."

Sarah Walzer -- participant of 2022 workshop  organised by Bildband Berlin

"As a student who is approaching the bookmaking world, taking part to Tomasz's workshop has been a great way to understand the preliminary steps to create a good book, from the editing to the fabrication. Every choice must be consistent with the project's concept and intention. Tomasz patiently helped us one by one to define what was best for our projects, with sensitivity and dedication. Working with him and the other participants was super inspiring."

Ludovica Filippi -- participant of 2021 online Photobookmaking workshop  

"If you are thinking about self-publishing your book this is a good place to start. Tomasz has a vast knowledge of bookmaking and he's willing to listen and come up with ideas on sequencing your book. Apart from that, you will get briefly into types of bookbinding, folding and making a mockup of your book layout. Overall the workshop was very informative and a good starting point to self-publish my first book".

Stan De Zoysa -- participant of 2021 online Photobookmaking workshop  

“This is exactly what I expected as a workshop, constructive with a listening group, and a first book’s draft Tomasz understands right now and pays attention to everyone. He's full of ideas and knows how to give each one of the tips that match his project perfectly, with a great organization. Thank you. It was great.”

Daniele Boucon -- participant of 2019 workshop organised by Espace Saint-Cyprien Toulouse 2020

"I attended Tomasz’ online bookmaking workshop in autumn 2020. It was an eye opener and a breakthrough in my approach to book making. I understood book making is much more than just sequencing images to tell a story, that the choice of paper, ways of folding and binding it, adding archival material, fabrics, threads, etc can take the story to the next level. I really appreciate Tomasz’ expert advice, willingness to experiment, attention to detail as well as the time and thought he put into understanding my project and helping to make it better. Thank you Tomasz!"

Anna Rolinska -- 2020 online Photobookmaking workshop

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