“The principles of true art are not to portray, but to evoke.” - Jerzy Kosinski, Polish-American writer


Rara Avis is a Latin phrase meaning literally a ‘rare bird’; a phenomenon, something unique. The concept of this photo series is to show rare or even unique scenes and emotions observed in various museums, exhibitions, and art displays. The Rara Avis caught in these frames are not the pictures, installations, or sculptures that attract people, but the people attracted. Their reactions to something beautiful or provoking. It has been a fantastic experience to study the manifestation of people’s responses to art and the feelings of curiosity, wonder, or immobilisation evoked by it.