I have always been looking either down or high up. Rarely straight forward.
Since the forest is one of the things I cannot live without, nature photos came naturally into my focus. Small creatures, plants and fungi, tree trunks and crowns are my great circles of interest. I am deeply fascinated by these mysterious worlds which are not being noticed by people, but which exists at their fingertips with such a generous variety of details, colours and patterns.
I would be very arrogant and dishonest if I say that each photo was planned from the early idea to the final picture. My eyes seems to catch things and contexts faster than I consciously recognise them. Also sometimes the area I choose is not the winning one.
Quite a lot depends on luck . . .
My shooting locations are rarely splendid. However, wherever I am, I try to explore and investigate my surrounding. And believe me, every time I discover something new and surprising. Depends on season, angle or unexpected events the places change and evolve in something new and captivating. Panta rhei.
I am always after colours. If anyone asks me about the distinctive feature of my photography I would definitely say - colour. When I look at my pictures and try to describe them, I would also doubtlessly point it out. Photography is not about technical perfection, it tells a lot about how the photographer perceives the world, what is important with such perspective. It makes photography an act of creation which is specific for one person only and could be decoded and understand by some, not everyone. Furthermore, the photos are a part of an individual who took them and by looking at them you can say a lot about the photographer.
I like weirdos.
Perhaps this will give you a clue to the question of my identity as a photographer
What is my favourite topic?
WelI, I am spellbound by the versatility and diversity of fungi.
I cannot stop staring on yeast while baking at my kitchen. The process of rapid devouring the sugar and frantic reproduction is mesmerising to me. Every time mould appears in a jam jar (I bet I'm not the only one to be surprised by uninvited guests in my fridge) I admire the ideal circles of white or velvety green fungi growing on my favourite raspberry jam.
There are over 70 thousand fungi species on Earth. Most likely even more, waiting to be discovered and named. Aliens so different from any other living organisms of our Blue Planet. Diversity of forms, astonishing colours, uncanny beauty. My never-ending object of wonder.