My name is Sebastian - amateur photographer from Poland. I was born in Cracow - which is considered as one of the most beautiful places in Europe. I live and work here until today. I was ten when my adventure with photography truly began. I started by taking architectural pictures based on the unique style of my hometown. During that period, my compositions did not include people. My point of view changed…when I bought my first digital camera in 2008. Then, my passion expanded and I discovered many different elements which could enrich my art, mostly by observation. I realized therefore that there is still much to improve. At first I started reading a lot about the history of photography. Time was passing rapidly, many pictures have been taken, many masterpieces have been admired when I realized that my seeing photography, as an art, just evolved. Since then, my photographs have started to show people in the front; put them in the centre of an observer’s attention.
Favourite photographers: Street: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb, Andre Kertesz, Vivian Maier, Garry Winogrand, Frank Horvat, Rene Maltête, Arthur Fellig, Eugène Atget, Diane Arbus, Werner Bischof, Bruce Davidson, Bruno Barbey, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Thurston Hopkins, Fred Herzog, Josef Koudelka, Helen Levitt, Robert Herman, Ernst Haas, Harold Feinstein, Matt Stuart, Tony Ray-Jones, Richard Kalvar, Marvin E. Newman, Saul Leiter, Ramón Masats, Carl de Keyzer, Viktor Kolár Photojournalism: Robert Capa, Eugene Smith, James Nachtwey, Lewis Hine, Stanley Forman, Steve McCurry, Jewgienij Chałdej, Don McCullin, Marcus Bleasdale, Alfred Eisenstaedt. Zofia Rydet, Roman Vishniac, Colin Jones, Marc Riboud, Yang Yankang, Vladimir Sichov, Chang Chao-Tang
Portrait: Annie Leibovitz, Philippe Halsman, Joe McNally, Phil Borges, Richard Avedon, Nina Leen, Rodney Smith, Irving Penn, Lee Jeffries, JeanLoup Sieff, Erwin Blumenfeld, Inge Morath, Others: Andreas Feininger, Ansel Adams, Michael Kenna, Otto Steinert, Bill Brandt, Stefan Arczyński, Harry Callahan, Julius Shulman, Siegfried Hansen, Don Hong-Oai,
Favourite style of art: Surrealism, Deconstructivism, Art Deco, Minimalism, Impressionism, Conceptual art, Performance, Street art, Secession,
"If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough" R. Capa "My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph" R. Avedon "If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera" Lewis Hine “Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen” Robert Bresson "Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures" Don McCullin “The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much” Annie Leibovitz “You don’t take a photograph, you make it” Ansel Adams “In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated” August Sander
"Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work" Martin Parr “A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera” Dorothea Lange "I am not interested in shooting new things - I am interested to see things new" Ernst Haas I was CV for Photojournalism from Mar 2012 to Mar 2013. Fallow me on: Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | 500px | Instagram | Blog