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"A Few Weekends A Year" by Kime Cieszynski is a series of documentary portraits of music festival attendees who dress up in various fashions while at music festivals. Much like alter-egos, these subjects wear intense patterns, flowing fabrics and mystical props as a freedom of expression they feel the music allows them. Photographed within the bedrooms of the subjects, the images show the a vulnerability to the way they feel in their “festy” clothing in comparison to their everyday life. The photographs within the book vary greatly, from subjects who look shy and embarrassed by relating their two alternate lives with each other, to subjects who had a newfound confidence with the ability to truly relate to their bedroom. "A Few Weekends A Year" is a subtle, intimate look into today's counter-culture and the two lives they live within a year.
Kimë Cieszynski is a photographer with a Bachelor's of Fine Art from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. She has been studying photography since 2006, working simultaneously in fashion and fine art photography. Kimë has interned with Christine Zrust, a local portrait photographer, wherein she learned how to plan and work on in-depth editorial shoots. Most recently, she was the resident photographer at The Solidago, a high brand consignment store. She now works freelance with various clients and runs and manages Portrait Sessions, a custom commissioned photography line wherein she works with new clients and ideas. She is always working with new models, stylists and creative directors to better her portfolio and works photography into every aspect of her life. She was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois and is currently living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.