I am trying to follow my own path, without emulating trends popular in contemporary photography, or, for that matter, art generally. Nor am I interested much in references to social, or political contexts. I feel that any context, also space and time, make art extemporary and as such, it becomes nonexistent in the long term. I also do not care about creating contemporary art - I want to create art which is my own.|
Most of my photographs are portraits. Even if they do not show faces, I try for them to say something important about the person depicted. I do not pick models for ready projects, as they are always preceded by long, personal and sincere conversations. It is during them, that the idea and concept are conceived and very intimate issues often come to light for the first time. It is more like a psychotherapy than preparations for photo shoot. The very process of taking photographs is normally much quicker than these conversations. I never get tempted to retake the shoot with a different model - it would be fake and without any sense.
When the idea is born, I also try to tell its story in the easiest possible way, reducing all unnecessary additions to minimum. On the other hand, I pay much attention to not showing the world literally. I think that taking photographs of what can be seen with naked eye is boring and, actually, makes no sense at all. What is of vital importance in my work, is the art of composition. I am inspired more by experiences from painting than from photography and my actions are more like composition than framing and cropping. I look for the best pose which will symbolically express what I want to say and, then, work on it long and hard. I repeat the given shot numerous times, until I get the satisfying outcome. Rarely do I take more than a single photograph at a time. I do my best for this single photo to tell the whole story.
Limited edition prints available. Prices on request.
Exhibition in Browar Lubicz 25.06.2014 - 01.07.2014 Krakow, Poland
Exposure exhibition, See Exhibition Space 11.07.2013 New York, USA
Exhibition in Galerie Grande-Fontaine 07.06.2013 - 06.07.2013 Sion, Switzerland
Exhibition in MaObject Gallery 01.06.2013 - 27.07.2013 Maia, Portugal
Interview and cover Peripheral ARTeries 04/2013
Exhibition in Pomeranian Dukes' Castle 05.04.2013 - 04.05.2013 Szczecin, Poland
4 solo exhibitions
17 group exhibitions
In Poland (10), Czech Republic (2), Switzerland (2), Spain (1) and USA (2)
"Imaginary Landscapes", EPAC
Saxon, Switzerland, II Place
May 2010 International Art Festival Structures of Connections
Krakow, Poland III Place
November 2009 Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
Two Honorable Mentions (fine art)
August 2009 International Photography Awards. Six Honorable Mentions (fine art nude and portrait).
March 2009 29th Annual College Photography Contest
Photographer's Forum (finalist)
September 2008 International Photography Awards
Three Honorable Mentions (fine art nude and portrait).
July 2008 28th Annual Spring Photography Contest
Photographer's Forum (finalist)
June 2008 Fine Art Nude Photography,
Center for Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, CO, USA (juried show)
University of Warsaw, Poland (Psychology),
Academy of Fine Arts Cracow, Poland (Painting)