Maciej Dakowicz, 34, had taken shocking night-life photos in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, where he was studied for the past five years.
Entitled “Cardiff After Dark”, his collection was a beautifully crafted and realistic portrait of life in modern Britain. Most of the images were captured in the area around St. Mary Street and neighboring “chip alley”.
"Welsh people are very friendly and open.” Maciej Dakowicz said. “The atmosphere is very cheerful and everyone is having a good time…The pictures tell stories of drinking, of love, of violence, of lots of things.”
A happy couple exchange phone numbers in an impressive way
St. Mary Street is one of the major streets in central Cardiff. It is also among the main hubs of clubs and pubs of the city. The night life here seems to be fueled by alcohol and emotions. Everything from drinking, kissing, to crying, sleeping, and even fighting takes place in public.
Two women take a tumble
Two women enjoy some fun as the clock strikes 2am
One man indulges in a spot of pole dancing
One man in a purple frock, fishnets and pink feather hat tackles some railings
A youth is restrained by three police officers
One man fails to keep his modesty as bending over
A woman lies defencelessly on the street of Cardiff
The couple seems to show their love in secret
This girl receives a care from two girl friends while two pedestrians look at her
A woman in minidress dances on the street. She seems to be drunken
A woman lying on the street is helped by a policeman and a friend
One reveler scrambles around on hands and knees
People freely eat, drink and talk amid piles of rubbish
One girl lies in front of a shop, while her friend plays on her phone
Night Life in Cardiff