Growing up in Lodz in central Poland, I found myself in a city rich in film and art. This cultural history fed my hunger for learning about life and I began taking photographs as a way of expressing this. Now, I am still taking pictures to learn. My main areas of work are Portraiture and Music Photography.
Working instinctively with clients and environments, I start with what already exists and allow the rest to unfold. Getting the mood right is key. I allow myself and the work to respond to situations as they arise, knowing that improvisation is an essential ingredient in high quality work. Final images are always, for me, a kind of documentation of process. They are records of interaction, witnessing and engagement. Reflecting this, my work is natural, intimate and playful.
I am motivated by a curiosity in people – a fascination with the balance and interplay of human vibrancy and subtlety. Whether I’m working in a studio on portraits, up mountains with climbers or spending time capturing people’s lifestyles, my passion is always to catch the spark between my subject, their environment and me.
Music has always been a big deal for me. My first job was actually as a Dj, which developed into a decade long involvement in the professional music scene in Poland. Even back then, when I was only taking pictures for fun, I was dreaming about somehow connecting photography and music -there seemed to be something lacking in the imagery surrounding the musicians I was amongst, and I wanted to explore that. It wasn’t until years later when I moved to London that these ideas began to resurface. Photography now being my main artistic voice, I began to see how the connections with music might be possible.