OUT NOW: When Spider Kisses Fly - By James Kriszyk

A new collection of stunning black and white images by Good On Paper resident photographer James Kriszyk.

Based in Stroud James was born in south London in to a family of diverse European heritage. It was quite late on in his life and whilst at Art College that James found photography, and after some exploration & travelling around with a camera he studied a degree at Gloucestershire University. This gave him an insight in to the mechanics, styles, history and representations of photography but it was through discovering the spontaneity, freedom and theatre of street photography that he fully connected with the medium.

“With each piece of work I do there is a bit of me in it, a record of what I am feeling at the time.”

When we send James off to take pictures to accompany a feature in Good On Paper we always know it’s going to be a difficult task to choose between them. Each image manages to convey the true essence of a person’s character; a testament to the way in which he easily builds an instantaneous connection with his subject.

‘When Spider Kisses Fly’ contains portraits and street scenes in his now instantly recognisable and unique style. They seem spontaneous yet considered and offer a relatable account of the world which surrounds him.

The 27 page book costs £10 and can be purchased by emailing James at and individual prints can be purchased here.

A selection of photographs from the book are currently being exhibited the Centre for Science and Art opposite the Stroud Library in Lansdown, we highly recommend a visit…

Twitter: @kriszyk