‘Summertime’ Photo Series Captures the Carefree Joys of Summer in the Countryside


Summertime is quickly turning into Autumn. Before we know it, the sunshine and green tones that surround us will transform into fiery hues, with plenty of rain and wind to follow. But that hasn’t stopped Polish photographer Izabela Urbaniak from attempting to eternalize the carefree nature of summer in a beautiful black-and-white photo series titled Summertime.

Summertime is born out of the joy of motherhood, as Urbaniak captures her children enjoying the idyllic moments of summer in the tiny Polish village of Lugowiska before they’ve gone. Playing with animals, hopping into ponds, enjoying the peaceful back-and-forth of a tree swing… Urbaniak captures the essence of summer in the most natural of ways.


Speaking with Bored Panda about the series, she reveals her inspiration behind the series:

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.

The photos, she continues, are the results of “careful observation” and not staged. Captured with a 5D Mark III, 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.2, she maintains that these are moments as they happened:
























To see more or keep up with her as she continues to create more photography like what you see above, head over to her website by clicking here.

(via Fubiz)

Image credits: Photographs by Izabela Urbaniak and used with permission

  • Hafiz Imran

    Scary good.

  • Lex Arias

    beautiful work

  • JordanCS13

    These are fantastic…

  • Jonathan Maniago

    Lovely candid shots from different points of view. Some of us can try giving instructions to professional models and still fail to produce pictures like these.

  • JR

    What kind of processing is this? Any tips on how to do this in LR?

  • norsez

    Fantastic. I would have loved growing up on a farm myself now that I see this.

  • Mircea W. Gutu

    oh?! no naked children peeing on the street or playing with their genitals as in that blog post a couple of days ago? The pictures here should be used as an example how to do children photography for the public the good way!!

  • Vin Weathermon

    Beautiful work, beautiful family.

  • Vin Weathermon

    I think I am glad I don’t know WTF you are talking about…

  • Jawsh3539

    Wow! I loved this set of photos…bravo!

  • Brendon Salzer

    Awesome set

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  • ksporry

    Awesome photography work!

  • JKDjEdi

    Her website is the most unique to date I’ve ever seen. Nice!

  • Alan Klughammer

    I hate to say that was my first thought too.
    These are great images of childhood, and fine works of art.

  • Pyroja

    Both sets were great. What’s wrong with you?

  • Josh

    The one was a 2 year old girl being photographed during a road trip. This is an entire family being photographed over the course of an entire summer. They are both normal examples of kids doing things that kids do, and as you can see, even in this series the kids are half undressed most of the time. ‘Cause that is what kids do.

    The same people who had issues with that first series could probably come here and say the same dumb things “OMG, half naked kids laying together on a hammock! Disgusting parenting!” – “OMG, Is that boy naked, you can’t even tell if he has any pants on, you shouldn’t post suggestive pictures of naked children!”


    I think both series of photos had their own unique artistic quality and perfectly captured carefree childhood innocence. Its the adults of the world who come along and inject thoughts and ideals into the photos that don’t belong or fit.