I find it bit strange to write about myself, even if it’s only a few words – as most photographers I prefer my work to do the talking for me. My name is Bartosz, and I’m just a normal, down to earth guy with a camera. I’m married to my beautiful and amazing wife, who’s my biggest inspiration, my biggest critic and my biggest supporter. She makes me walk with my head in the clouds, but at the same time makes sure that I stand firmly on the ground.
I love what I do, it’s as simple as that. Being outdoors waiting for the light as the weather changes is exhilarating, exciting, frustrating, rewarding, motivating and makes me feel alive. The early starts are not an issue. Being there’ when the world wakes is a joy, a privilege and always different. The evenings are slightly easier to plan but nonetheless just as rewarding. Watching as others take in the display that mother nature provides, that I see more than most, and the awe on their faces is pure delight. Sharing the tiny part of our world that I live in, with it’s ever changing, beautiful facets, is simply wonderful. This is my passion and it’s the best hobby in the world as far as I’m concerned.
I’ll visit the same places again and again at ridiculous times of the day when most people are tucked up warm in their beds. Or I could be chasing around close to sunset trying to find the composition. I find though, when I’m waiting for the light I’m relieved of the need to think about anything other than the smells, sounds and textures of nature, the play of light and shadows across the land. The whole experience makes the effort worth it.
Processing or ‘manipulation’ is kept to a minimum. I use Photoshop, as do most photographers, but spend no more than 10 minutes on each image. It’s part of the workflow that digital photography requires. I use simple techniques to get the images you see here.
I hope you enjoy browsing through this selection of my images. I have many more that are not on this site. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any queries.