Michał Skupiński, Polish athlete, national karate champion and boxer. 

I made this short video in 2013. I met Michał during a commercial assignment for a sports clothing brand. I think he had the kind of personality, which attracted people towards him like a magnet. He really didn’t want that. That was one of the most unexpected friendships I developed in my life, as well as one of the most powerful lessons on documentary photography and visual storytelling. We had very little in common. And yet, for almost five months we were hanging out together almost every day; often without taking pictures or filming - just talking or working out together. Michał vanished from my life as quickly as he appeared in it. 

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