Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Lukasz is a self-taught polish photographer whose work is organic and insightful like you have stumbled across an intimate moment between subject and photographer.
Lukasz has been added to my favourite photographers of all time list along side Mark Borthwick! and we all know how much I love Borthwick!
Here’s my interview with the extremely talented photographer..... 

Where did you grow up? And do you feel that this is reflected in your work?                                   

I grew up in a small city in the south of Poland called Lubliniec. I always felt very closely connected with this place. Living very close to a forest I’ve had this urge to discover new places. Being surrounded by all the nature was wonderful. Most of my models are my friends and family and the experience of sharing almost the same space of one city always inspired me. Lubliniec has it’s own pace, rhythm that still rocks my heart even if it’s not the city I currently live in (which is Wroclaw). Also my parent’s house and garden were, and still are part of the scenery for many of my photos.

How do you describe your photography?                                                                                               
I don’t really know how to describe it; I guess its portrait photography with a twist. My work is very much based on a relationship with a model and the surrounding. Each session is an adventure, as I don’t like planning all the details in advance. 

You have a beautiful organic approach to your work; do you think this is a result of being self-taught?                                                                                                                                              
Maybe. I’m still in the process of learning. I guess it’s easier when you obtain knowledge from your studies. It took me some time to find out how it all works and I still think that I suck when it comes to the technical stuff. I guess that's where the organic approach comes from as I always wanted to keep my work simple, very basic. That’s why I like film so much, it gives me space to make mistakes.

In your opinion what makes an amazing photograph?                                                                     
The vibe you get while looking at it. It can be anything: strong emotions, good concept or just being in the right place at the right time to capture unexpected or extraordinary moments.

How do you feel about the death of film?                                                                                                
It makes me sad but I feel that it was unavoidable. I don’t think that it will ever be forgotten.

What inspires you?                                                                                                                           
Everyday life. People I love, places I go. I guess it can be anything; the whole life experience seems like a never-ending inspiration.

Favourite book and or movie?                                                                                                               
“In Search of Lost Time” by Marcel Proust.

What are up to at the moment? & What has been your favourite project so far?
Quite alot of thing is going on right now. I'm working on a few projects and collaborations. I would love to release my second book this year.
Each of the projects I have been working on has been a great experience. Last fall I traveled to Taiwan to shoot photos for a lovely singer Wai Wei. I have met a lot of amazing people and was surrounded by breathtaking places and tasty food. I really enjoyed it!

Please check out lukaszwierzbowski.com to see more of his work 

Dziękuję bardzo Lukasz ! ♡



  1. I adore these photos, interesting interview as well. Thanks for introducing me to him!

  2. My pleasure Madeleine, ... I love his work too .. I had a hard time only choosing 10 photos to post .. i could have included 100s!