Category: Portraits

Business session with head in the clouds

Hello fellow Blogreaders!
Recently I’ve realized an unusual business session project. Together with friendly and energetic Kasia Peleszuk we took photos that completed her website résumé (go check it out because it’s fantastic!). Our session took place on Aeroklub Wielkopolski’s airport, and our host was Wojciech Krupa, the leader of acrobatics group Żelazny. In the background, behind Kasia, there was Wojtek’s plane – EXTRA-330 LC SP-AUP. During this whole time Kasia’s friend Daria was providing us both spiritual (with positive energy), and real (by making sure that the light stand won’t tip over again) support.

The first challenge was a photo for the website header, Kasia standing in front of a plane.


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Versus #5 FairyLady Paulina Maciejewska

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One of my resolutions for this year is reviving the Versus project – and the effect is second session this year (the previous one was with Youssef Nassar) for which I meet another photographer, and we try to take a series of photos of one another in the same place and at the same time. This time I was shooting Paulina Maciejewska (make sure to check out her work!), young, nice and talented, and it turned out that these are not the only reasons to hate her :). She is a photographic sure-fire hit as well, and doesn’t need to be instructed much to achieve great effects – what sadly can’t be said about me… so I have no other option than to hate her, and I’m good at it 🙂


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In Treatment – business photoshoot

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I recently photographed Anna Holeniewska – a successful coach and therapist, and privately a very nice and warm person. The goal was to present her as a trustworthy professionalist. After seeing the results of this photoshoot, my Muse said she could go to a therapist like this – achievement unlocked 🙂 For this photoshoot I made an improved version of my previous business lighting that I used for Michał Pasterski photos. I’ll tell you more about the lighting at the end of this post, as I usually do.
Ania was afraid she wouldn’t be a good model but, as it usually happens in such cases, her worries were completely unnecessary. The make up was made by dependable Justyna, and I took the photos in my favourite In2it Studio. This is what we made together, hope you like it:


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John Galliano Make-Up

Hello fellow Blogreaders!
Recently I had a chance to photograph Magdalena Dziatkowiak-Stefaniak’s graduation work for Make-Up Academy Maestro in Poznań, entitled „John Galliano Make-Up”.

Magda’s info about the stylization:
Both the stylization and the make up are strongly inspired by Dior Fall/Winter 2009 collection, where Galliano harks back to Paul Poiret’s works – he was a French designer, creating in ’20s of XX century. In the collection there are Asian influences, as well as harem trousers, ornately decorated, or buckles from a traditional Chinese dress – quipao, paisley pattern, also called „peacock eye”, and ikat originated from Malaysia. In the collection there are also original headgears, elegant coats, and beautiful evening gowns made of chiffon and decorated with Indian appliques.
One of the more interesting stylizations that got my attention were draped harem trousers made of creme satin, paired with a light beige astrakhan fur vest. I used trousers made of a delicate satin-like fabric, and a fur vest.
Make ups and hairdos were also inspired by ’20s. The hair, pinned with tens of hairpins, made a sort of a helmet, imitating a short ’20s hairstyle. The eyes, strongly enhanced with dark eyeshadows, reflected after I World War mood. Eyebrows were long and thin, and lips enhanced with dark colours, painted in an almost heart shape. (Source) The model in this stylization was Marta Gajewska.

After the main stylization Magda created another make up on the second model, Diana Poschen.

Time to praise the whole team:
– great compliments for Magda for the stylization, hair and make up – everything was prepared perfectly!
– for the first time in front of the lens Marta Gajewska (she’s not THE Marta Gajewska :)) – I’m very nicely surprised with how natural she was, and what we made together in less than an hour!
– Diana told me that it was her portrait debut – and it was really hard for me to believe it.
– it’s very good to have an assistance when building such a big set, and this is the right time to thank Szymon from  In2it studio for his help – without you it would have taken me 3x more time!

Main stylization, model – Marta:


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