I’m an avid, amateur fine art photographer currently based in London. I’m Polish by birth, South African by naturalisation and have also lived in Singapore and the Channel Islands.
My interest in photography started at an early age and was mainly influenced by my father who recorded countless moments of my childhood using his Russian-made Zenit and together, we spent many hours developing negatives in his darkroom.
I began my own journey with travel photography, aiming to capture the essence of each of the places I visited. Inspired by the contemporary environment of Singapore, I later focused my attention on cityscapes and architecture. More recently, I find myself attracted to nature and seascapes.
My portfolio is diverse and I describe my style as fine art because my photographs are created in accordance with my artistic vision rather than being a true representation of reality. This allows me to produce more personal images and provides me with unlimited freedom of expression.
My real passion is black-and-white photography for its surreal and timeless quality. Without the distraction of colour, the photograph looks cleaner and reveals the very soul of the subject. I use black-and-white photography often paired with long exposure technique to control the mood and capture images that only my imagination can see.
2019 - Sony World Photography Awards - Shortlisted, Open Architecture, 'Hubris, part I'
2019 - Moscow International Foto Awards (mifa) - Bronze Award, Architecture, 'Haunted'
2019 - Prix de la Photographie, Paris (px3) - Silver Award, Architecture, 'Interdependence'
2019 - International Photography Awards (ipa) - Architecture Photographer of the Year (First Place, Architecture and First Place Abstract Architecture), 'Elements II'; Honourable Mention, Architecture, 'Vortex', 'Equivalents', 'Interdependence', 'Immortalité' and Honourable Mention, Fine Art, 'Ex Nihilo'
2018 - Prix de la Photographie, Paris (px3) - Silver Award, Architecture, 'Elements'
2018 - International Photography Awards (ipa) - Second Place, Architecture, 'The Downward Spiral'; Third Place, Architecture, 'Haunted'; Honourable Mention, Architecture, 'Elements', 'Vertical Living', 'Mirage' and 'Immortalité'
2018 - EPSON International Pano Awards - Bronze Award, Built Environment, 'Serendipity', 'Illusion' and 'Vertical Living'
2017 - Sony World Photography Awards - Commendation, Open Architecture, 'Fluidity'
2017 - EPSON International Pano Awards - Silver Medal, Built Environment, 'Metropolis'; Bronze Medal, Built Environment, 'Afterlight'
2009 - Expat Living Digital Photo Competition (Singapore) - First Place, Nature
Photo publications - Photography magazines: Camerapixo, Shot! Magazine #40, Black Magazin, Stark Magazine, Black and White Universe, MonoPix (Landscapes and Sunset - Sunrise), ArchiMinimal The Collections - Classic and Indoor, B&W Minimalism Magazine 03, Fine Eye Magazine issue 4
Tourism publication - TimeOut London
National newspapers - The Guardian and The Telegraph
Nikon 'Star of the Week' Cover
Nikon films - 'I AM NIKON 2016' and 'Nikon 100th Anniversary'
Musee Magazine interview
Shut Your Aperture Photographer of the Week article
ND Magazine profile
Personal blog '14 Inspirational photographers' article
Photographize Magazine profile
Dodho Magazine -'Elements' series
Dodho Magazine - 'The Passage of Time' series
Lens Magazine (November 2018 Black and White issue) - 'Elements' series publication