Summertime by Izabela Urbaniak

Izabela Urbaniak is a photographer and a mother of two playful boys from Lodz, Poland. Since 2012 she has been creating a photo series called “Summertime,” which depicts holidays in the countryside (in the tiny village of Lugowiska), carefree childhood, and the joy and happiness of everyday life. These pictures represent summer without computers and TVs – only idyllic nature and playing children.    

The series is inspired by my own childhood when I used to visit my grandmother in the summer and spend my school vacations in the countryside. These days I just love watching kids play in the countryside – my younger son Antek loves to play with his cousins Jas, Maja and Julia. There’s also my lovely Jack Russel terrier Tosia as well as a cat and some puppies that belong to our neighbors.

All photos by Izabela Urbaniak