My adventure with photography started quite long ago, but I have been taking photographs with conscious engagement for just four years. During this time I have learned how to use the possibilities which software programs offer to create my own imagined world.
Creative photography helps me in multi-stage work, and I do not limit myself to clicking the shutter. To this should be added the conceptual stage, the selection stage and the most beautiful for me, the production stage.
Several hours, or several dozen hours, spent on creating an image, or rather on photo manipulation, is a kind of purification for me, a kind of journey to my imagination, and this time gives me real happiness in the process of creating.
Most of my Dreams series photos are connected with dream subject matter—these are visions of the world which exists only in my imagination. People presented in my photos are entangled between something that is real and what is hallucinatory—encountered only in dreams. They ask themselves the question of whether the reality they live in is the author’s vision, or perhaps it is their own. The situation in which they find themselves is uncomfortable. Apparently, they feel like strangers in this sleepy reality, and they probably would not like to find themselves in this situation in a real world. Truthfully, I am often tired of situations which I observe in reality, so I try to imagine them as if they were happening in my dreams, as if my imagination would transform a real vision into a hallucinatory one. I create situations that might materialize in actuality, and I wait to see how my imagination and sensitivity will filter them so that for a viewer they become pictures straight from someone’s dream. In my imagined world there are often very prosaic situations, performed by ordinary people. My photographs offer a lot of possibilities of interpretation. I do not expect one proper way of understanding my photographs; I want them very much to be interpreted individually and separately.