Marcin Stawiarz is an experimental photographer from Poland that has a sort of fascination for landscapes and urban scenes. I've been a great fan for a quite long time already and that's why I decided to share some of his photos with you, especially because Marcin is able to transform very ordinary subjects into almost surreal images through excellent illumination and different angles.
All Marcin's photos look like they come out of a dream or something, very subtle and at the same time impressive. Not surprisingly, he has been awarded several times and also featured on many publication.
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I've always been fascinated by landscapes – places that are absolutely desolate, where I can stay one on one with nature. For me, the growing joy right before pressing the shutter button as well as the possibility of interacting with the world filled with inspiration is as important as the creative act itself. This initial fascination has rapidly grown into obsession that eventually took control over my life.
Since the beginning of my adventure with photography, every landscape has been an unforgettable experience, thanks to which I've learned how to interpret light – the single most important (and the single most waited for) factor that shapes my images. On the other hand, lighting is directly connected with another key element of photography – luck.
Proper weather, interesting cloud patterns or even a couple of sunrays breaking through the clouds, have many times decided that after a couple of failed attempts I was able to reach a satisfactory effect the moment nature displayed her most unpredictable face.
Whereas taking pictures with the main focus on a person involves emotions that are relatively easy to define, depicting an empty street or portraying pulsing nature usually requires qualitatively different feelings that have to fill in for the missing elements, thus making such photograph something more than a simple document.