As a child the most exciting day of the month was when the National Geographic magazine came to our doorstep. While not the poorest child around, I did not have access to the same international adventures of almost everyone else in my hometown and the closest I could get to rain-forests or desserts was through this monthly magazine. In hindsight, I would argue that the knowledge I gained from reading content well above my age bracket was beneficial to my development so I can’t really complain. A similar, but considerably more important experience happened to a man named Jakub Polomski. It was by reading through a NatGeo issue that something lit up inside of him, something that inspired him to devote himself to travelling the world and taking pictures in his wake. Jakub’s travels led him from Slovakia to Chile, all the while taking pictures of nature which conveyed the deep respect he holds for the Earth.
For me photography means travels, light and time. I was born in 1985, but the photography has started interesting me when I was 20 years old. Inspired by photos which I saw in one of the issues of National Geographic, I borrowed DSLR from a friend and then it began… Since 2007, I have been awarded with several prizes and commendations in various photography contests. However by far the most important for me is National Geographic Poland statuette gained for the first place in category “Polish Landscape” in 2010.