" Photography has been an integral part of my life since I was 10. It is thanks to photography I have learnt to notice the beauty of the world around. As well as being the great adventure, photography has also allowed me to escape the stagnation of everyday life. It takes me to different worlds and dimensions.
I have tried the analogue photography spending nights in a dark room and observing the black and white images developing. With the progress in camera technology new possibilities emerged. Initially, something I did for fun, quickly evolved into a lifelong passion. Being fascinated by the universe, in 2016 my adventure with astrophotography began. Photographing the Milky Way has become my strongest addiction and the main path I decided to follow. I love sharing my knowledge and passion for taking pictures. Photographing our universe allows to show a lot more beyond what is visible to the human eye."
Piotr was born in the middle of winter of 1981 which explains his longing for getting cold, difficult weather conditions, thermal bottles and a lot of hot coffee.
While on the road, Piotr mainly photographs landscapes, ranging from places under the ground, the highest of mountains as well as the furthest parts of the universe. Even though he has won in Astro Camera competition, he does not want to be classified as an astrophotographer. In his journey with photography, Piotr focuses on multilayered landscapes, in which people in the foreground, mountains in the background as well as stars - hundreds of thousand light-years away - are equally important. Thus, remembering about the bigger picture is the key to Piotr’s photography, as the mountain is not an isolated entity but it exists within a chain of other mountains, on a planet which is a part of our Solar System and in one of the arms of the Milky Way. No part of this jigsaw puzzle can exist separately but should be seen as different verses of the 'photography poems' written with a camera.
As one of the Light Guides workshop leaders, Piotr encourages people taking first steps in photography to get them outside their comfort zone of repetitive shots and dull light. During his seminars be prepared for being up with the lark, a lot of strong coffee, freezing feet, and discipline.
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