Just an amateur. Born and living in Poland.
I am a fine art photographer whose images and interests include landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, people, fine art, abstracts, surreal, fantasy, and digital montages. Since graduating from college with a degree in art, photography has become my livelihood. For many of those years I photographed school children portraits and published school yearbooks as an independent wholesale dealer with School Pictures, Inc. of New York and later with the Jostens Corporation. My photographic experience also includes commercial, wedding, senior portraiture, and family portrait photography. I was inspired by the development in digital technology to pursue my fine art photography more earnestly. During the last decade I have obtained numerous awards and have had a number of my works published in Popular Photography, Photo Life, B&W Magazine, Color Magazine, Focus Magazine, Photoforum's Best of Photography Annuals, Trierenberg Super Circuit in Austria and also featured in Burrell ProColor Labs Rainbow Magazine. Look through my galleries of images and I am sure you will find an image that will capture your imagination.
'Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it' (Confucius)
Originally from Lorient, in beautiful Brittany (Celtic part of France), Photography and Travels have been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember.
After graduating from an International School of Management specialized in Europe - Asia international business, I have been working as a consultant for European companies willing to expand their activities into Asian markets for over 10 years.
As part of my job, my travels have taken me to many parts of Europe and Asia as well as other locations around the globe, allowing me to photography the beauty of our world, its natural scenery, its people and its cities. My portfolio is thus mostly a spontaneous exploration of the world with my camera in hand.
Most of the time I use a Nikon D700 with a NIKKOR AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. It's reliable, has a fast shutter speed, covers a wide range of shooting situations and you don't see noise even at 6400iso. I also sometimes use a Panasonic DMC-TZ7 if the situation does not me allow to use my D700.
I enjoy many types of photographic subjects and styles, but it is my love for artistic digital enhancement that really gets my heart pumping and creative juices flowing. While I have a few shots that are heavily manipulated, I prefer to apply subtle adjustments and changes. I touch up my 'digital negatives' in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop to recreate and enhance what I felt and saw when the capture was made.
I particularly enjoy using texture layers, selective color or monochrome / duotone post-processing to create a very specific and unique atmosphere and mood in my images. This is certainly the reason why my photographic style has often been described as 'highly atmospheric'.
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