Born 1970 in Sosnowiec, Poland
Currently lives in Poland
I am a man who has found the balance between the time of tranquility and time of action. I gain strength and calmness from my work. My photography is a reflection of my choices and experiences. I'm not really interested in documenting the scenes and places. I want my work to express my feelings and my own vision.
I usually create one collection in a relatively short period of time - one or two years. All images in the collection are linked not only in terms of a place but also by the time and by experiences and attitude that created me in that time. I am the part of every picure in the collection. I couldn't photograph consistent collection in for example ten years - I would be a different man at the end. That's why I rarely go back to the places that have already been closed in the collection. This interacts with my deep passion for exploring new sites. I constantly discover places which harmonize with my creativeness.
I used to photograph in color. But color has disappeared from my work. Shadows and lights, contrasts and darkness are much more multidimensional and allow me to express more than colors. I used to photograph wild nature only. But now I'm fascinated by the old buildings - ruiuned castles and churches, which became part of the landscape. Spirit of nature exists in these objects.
What is important is that evey step of creating the image is always performed by me. Taking picture, working in the digital darkroom, printing, framing... I know the final result before I even press the shutter, but all the elemets are essential components of the entire work. I really care about my technical skills. I have to be sure that I can depend on my knowledge and with subtle movements I can adapt reality from the pure raw file to my personal vision.
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