Hello! I’m Karol and I’m photographer.
So you’ve stumbled across this page because you want to get to know me a little bit, don’t you? Who knows, maybe we are on the same wavelength and have similar views on life?
I hope that we can quickly decide to say to ourselves „I DO”!
I’m a young, smiling guy from Krakow (you know – probably the prettiest city in Poland).
I like eating good food and yet I am still skinny.
I carry heavy cameras and yet I still need to work out my biceps.
And finally – I am a man who will never trade his job as a photographer for any other job. I must admit that this awareness makes me feel really excited.
I have been taking pictures since forever.
Everything started during photography workshops in the Community Center in my home town – Chełm. That’s when I became addicted to taking portraits, detail shots and reportage. Those workshops have taught me a few things, such as:
– how to deal both with natural and studio light,
– how to work with professional models and clients who don’t have their photos taken very often ,
– how to prepare an exhibition for a gallery,
– how to make hold business speeches.
That’s when I realized that what I do brings happiness not only to myself, but also to my clients, friends and audiences. The experience I gained, I later used in my first photography gigs – including weddings.
Besides photography, my biggest passion is traveling.
I’ve traveled to almost every European country. I have also lived abroad – one year in Portugal and a few months in the US. You can read stories from my trips on my blog: sunnydaysvalley.wordpress.com. I derive inspiration from all the places I have been to. They all give me a great sense of perspective. Thanks to traveling, I calm down, relax and find new ideas to use in my job.
Where do I usually take the bride and groom for the wedding shots?
I always try to find a new, inspiring place which attracts me either with its nature, its harshness or the splendor. I come back to the same, known spots only years later.
Let’s meet, talk and drink some good coffee.
I’ll be asking questions about you two because your stories always fascinate me. In return, you can ask me anything, also about things I wish I wrote here: my favorite grilled sardines, Madeira wine, hot springs in Azores, geysers in Yellowstone or Harry Potter. And of course – about my work during your wedding.
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How would you describe your style?
Feelings are the most important in the stories I tell. It is always hard to categorize someone's style, but three words can help describe mine and would tell a little what I love in the pictures: authenticity, warmth, feelings. Spontaneous moments come when no one around you is embarrassed, so I always try to be a friend more than a service provider, more an observer than a creator, and more a sincere smile than a serious artist. I believe that the style of my photos is not only the frames and post-production, but also the atmosphere that I create with the couple since the first meeting drinking lemonade or while Skype calling. If we start liking each other from the very beginning - the authenticity, warmth, feelings come out themselves immediately. Maybe this is how I build my style...
How would you describe your approach to post-production?
I hope my post-production helps understand the audience what I see and what I feel during a wadding day. I do love my warm green color and my warmth on photos in general. Ever since I can remember I loved wearing sunglasses with yellowish glass. Then the world I see is more-yellow, more-warm, more the kind I prefer the world to be. In my pictures I’m trying to save my version of the surroundings that is full of warm colors, a little of magic and spirit to love.
What film and equipment do you use?
For now, I use Canon-brand cameras, but honestly I’ve never had a thought it’s the equipment that takes pictures. I only hope that cameras will never cut back my possibilities. I also sometimes add to my work some gadgets from completely different fields of life.