“They say that the first sentence in any speech is always the hardest. Well, that one’s behind me, anyway”. These are the words of Wislawa Szymborska, Polish poet, who was awarded Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996. I can’t agree with them more.
I never know how to start talking about myself, my life and my work. I want to be honest but should I be modest in the same time or should I just praise myself with what I have done. I really don’t know. Anyway I have the first, hard sentence behind me now. I will just follow its lead now and see where it takes me.
I was born, raised, educated and did all the things that children, teenagers and students do in Krakow. Now I am young Polish photographer living in Dublin. I was always fond of writing and I started in primary school, at the age of eight. That was the time when I also developed my other passions: Iove for Ireland, love for foreign languages, mythology and history, geology and mineralogy, music, painting and photography. Of course I have many more passions but I think it would be boring to list them all and I don’t think it is too important. It is strange when I write it because all of the mentioned are still, after eighteen years, very strong passions, they steered my life somehow and became something more than just hobbies.
Recently I finished studies and got my masters degree on Jagiellonian University. I moved back to Ireland to start new life. I just got the job and I ma settling in again – it takes loads of time. All those recent changes made me think that I should start writing again.
I stopped in 2004, when I started to express myself in more “visible” way through photography. It became even stronger passion than writing and for last two years I haven’t written a single piece. But then I had some successes in photography. I had two exhibitions: first one in Café Czekolada in Krakow, entitled “Temptations”. Second one along with seven photographers from around the world for KIDS Argentina in Odessa Club in Dublin.
Still I want to develop myself in photography and learn more and more about it. I am not searching the perfect shot I let it to find me. I love conceptual photography, self portraits and landscapes. Recently I am very into Infrared and abstract pictures.
Photography is what I want to do and will do for living someday. I feel now that I need to come back to writing, because that helps me express myself in the way photography cannot do. Poetry is extremely personal, it shows your deepest thoughts, dreams, fears and passions.
So here it is my blog for my uncontrolled thoughts. I want to share them with you in Polish, English and some in both languages, depending on my mood. You can understand, you can try to understand or you can simply enjoy reading.