TITLE: "Kinetics of light (original title: Kinetyka światła)"
High Tatras, Slovakia. The photographs from this series were taken over several days, at different times of day and in different places. However, that is the moving light which is the buckle uniting these photographs. Sometimes it has a form of spots wandering on the rocky matter of mountains, at other times of streaks taking their beginning in the wind – moved clouds, at yet another time of rising illuminated fog. The landscape is definitely alpine. Although the photographs were taken from different heights, but in the same region of the vast and branched in the upper part Mengusovská Valley. Views of Vysoká massif (Vysoká 2565 m, Popradský hrebeň 2354 m). The subtle sepia tint adds a touch of warmth and energy to this set.
I took the photos digitally using lenses with focal lengths: 36, 250 and 105mm.
AUTHOR: Michał Woźniakowski (Poland)
Two greatest passions in life: photography and mountains. They have accompanied me since childhood, when (in the 80s and 90s) after every trip I transformed my flat into a photographic darkroom, spending many hours and days there. I graduated from a secondary art school, and then I graduated in architecture (I practice my proffesion), but my old dreams of devoting my life to photography have returned. The craving of more and more perfect frames is now stronger than ever in me.
It's an approach built much more around intrinsic motivation. Around the desire to do things because they matter, because we like it, because they're interesting, because they are part of something important.
Of all the subjects, taking pictures of landscapes (especially mountain) is the closest to me and gives me extraordinary satisfaction. I certainly feel that it is like an incurable disease. It is manifested in the inherent willingness to capture and share with the others the fleeting and exceptional images encountered on the trail.
Trips several times a year to different parts of Poland and Europe, alpine tourism and climbing – all of them are my mountain background. Very often my trips are inspired by someone else`s photographs. I would like mine to inspire others, to encourage them to commune with nature, and when they cannot touch this beauty here and now, at least remind them that beyond everyday life there is a vast, majestic world.
My photos received awards and distinctions in competitions organized by: Union of Polish Wildlife Photographers, Lodz Photographic Society operating in my home town (I belong to these organisations) and other Polish cultural institutions. My photographs were presented in post-competition exhibitions in international competitions, last year I got an honourable mention in XXI International Biennale of Mountain Photography (Jelenia Góra 2020) for the work (series) "Powidoki".
Currently I use mainly digital technique in my work - I apply post processing, but also traditional filters mounted on the lens.
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