Do you believe that your Polish heritage has a significance to the subjects you choose? Does it impact your photographic aesthetic?
My opinion is that our sense of aesthetics are built from a very young age, which we later modify as we learn and experiment with other forms of expression. The aesthetics of the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s are deeply ingrained in me, to the extent that when I’m working on commercial jobs in Poland, I have to keep myself in check, to avoid doing what I enjoy most because for Poles, it only reminds them of a miserable time and they’re hungry for a sense of luxury in the most basic sense of the word. In my own projects, however, I’m keen to return to the roots of my own aesthetic.
Is there one of your artwork you are most proud of? Why?
I’m happy with every project that’s been brought to fruition. I really like to wrap projects, so Imago is certainly one of them. It’s complete and there’s even a book. I don’t feel pride looking at the pictures I’ve taken. Rather, I feel joy during the process of taking a photograph and I’m glad that I have the ability to capture something unique. I’m most proud of having my daughter and a partner, of being able to combine my life as an artist with a commercial career so that we can live relatively comfortably.