It is nearly cliche to say photography is about capturing a moment in time. What lies beyond this motivation is a range of perspectives on culture and the interaction between people and the world they share with a variety of other species. The digital age focuses around facilitating our lives but what I am interested in is highlighting nature and wildlife more clearly than it could be say, two decades ago, with the technology available now.
You can bring nature into a metropolis through art; shifting a person’s attention from their phone and allowing them the privilege of appreciating what is out there for even a moment is what brings me pride. As said, take a moment to stop and smell the roses!
Starting out with jewelry-making in my native country of Poland, I sought greater opportunities beyond factory work and the oppressive politics of the state I was in. I spent time in Spain with my husband, a professional photographer at the time, who inspired me to pursue my dream and made it possible to become a nature photographer. Eventually we found ourselves in Canada and in 2008 I shifted from film to digital. In 2012 I joined the Surrey Photography Club. The same year I also created 21 Mpix Photography, my business who’s name derives from the two 21 megapixels Canon cameras I owned at the time.
*Member of Canadian Association for Photographic Art
*Awards: Featured in: Shutterbug Magazine, Nature Photography and News,
Vancouver Sun and The Province food section.
Pixoto: Once awarded top 10% of the day, once top 20% of the month, twice top 20% of the year in the Nature Up Close category and once top 20% of the year in the Food And Drink category.