Artur is a Dublin based architectural photographer, traditional B&W film photography (and darkroom) tutor and architect.
I specialise in architectural and interior photography, urban landscape and portraiture. Architecture is a broad spectrum art form, which combines applied and visual aspect of creative process. It also or perhaps above all, has an important meaning for the places where it is being exposed and deep connection with the environment. It is the result of a creative process which has a unique influence for generations.
When photography became my main form of expression, I decided to develop it along with my passion for architecture and its visual aspects - forms, details, textures, light, shadows, surrounding landscape. My architectural background allows me to perceive photographed subjects and their surroundings in more detailed way with regards to composition and design itself.
My goal is to represent architect’s vision. Ultimately, my photography is a cognitive process resulting in a visual representation of architect’s creative thoughts.
Artur graduated in Architecture and Urban Design from Krakow University of Technology in 2000 and spent 10 years working as an architect. He started his photography career in 2007 slowly stepping away from architectural designer’s path. Passion for architecture has been always there and will remain as such but the form of expression has changed. In 2011 Artur was awarded ‘Black and White Photographer of the Year’ in ‘Time’ single image category by ‘Black+White Photography’, UK based magazine and nominated in a few categories in 2012, 2015 and 2017 editions of the same competition. Since then his works have been exhibited and published a number of times in Ireland, UK, Germany, France, US, Canada, Hungary and Poland (photography magazines, architectural magazines and newspapers). This includes photographs from personal and commercial portfolio.
I offer selected photographs (from personal projects) as a limited edition fine art prints and also as an open edition mounted prints. Please contact me for details.
My limited edition prints are in private collections in Ireland, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, US, Canada and Japan.
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Artur Sikora, Dublin 2019
2017 - 3rd Place Winner in Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 international competition, Section: Professional Photographer, Category: Architecture
2015 - Two nominations in 'Black and White Photographer of the Year 2015' competition
2015 - Two Honourable Mentions in Monochrome Photography Awards 2014, Section: Professional Photographer, Category: Architecture
2012 - Five nominations in 'Black and White Photographer of the Year 2012' competition
2012 - Three nominations in The Irish Times Open House Dublin Photography Competition
2011 - Winner of the international competition Black and White Photographer of the Year 2011 , 'Time' single image category.
2011 - Five nominations in three single image categories for 'Black and White Photographer of the Year 2011'
2011 - 'Coffee Flavour' - Rannelagh Arts Centre Gallery, Dublin, IE
2018 - Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, 188th Annual Exhibition, Dublin, IE
2016 - 'Construct: Art in Architecture', Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA
2016 - 'Black and White 2016', PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2015 - 'Shadow and Light', PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2015 - Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, 185th Annual Exhibition, Dublin, IE
2015 - 'Lines', Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA
2014 - 'Streets' - SEITIES Publication, Shelf Life Books, Calgary, Canada
2014 - 'Illumine', Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA
2012 - 'Urban Stories' as a part of 'Close to Closure' exhibition, Backloft Gallery, Dublin, IE
2012 - '20 x 20: Peripheries - Moments from the Side', Inspirational Arts Gallery, Dublin, IE
2012 - 'The Unit' - Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, 182nd Annual Exhibition, Dublin, IE
2011 - 'Film House' - 'Black+White Photographer of the Year', The Printspace Gallery, London, UK
2011 - 'Places' [second edition] Peoples Photography Ireland 2011, Dublin, IE
2010 - 'Places' [first edition] Peoples Photography Ireland 2010, Dublin, IE
2010 - 'Modernism as a Memorial of Functionality and Form' NCAD, Dublin, IE
Publications and features:
2014 - 'Photographs Magazine' - fragment of 'Coffee Flavour' project (Ireland)
2014 - 'SEITIES' publication supporting artists working with traditional methods in photography (Canada)
2014 - 'Coffee Flavour' album
2013 - 'Le Journal de la Photographie’ - 'Unfullfield Dreams' (France)
2012 - 'The Irish Times' - 3 photographs from 'Unfulfilled Dreams' project (Ireland)
2012 - 'Actual Colours May Vary’ - fragment of 'Coffee Flavour' project (Germany)
2011 - 'Le Journal de la Photographie’ - fragment of 'Coffee Flavour' project (France)
2011 - 'B+W Photography’ magazine - ‘Film House’photograph of the year 2011 (UK)
2011 - 'Archipelag’ magazine - ‘Film House’ (Poland)
2010 - 'SOURCE Photographic Review’ - ‘Modernism as a memorial of functionality and form’ (UK)
Commercial Publications and features:
2018 - ‘Architecture Ireland’ RIAI - photographs for OPW Architects
2018 - 'The Gloss Magazine'- photographs for Gregory Curran interior designer and Robin Mandal Architects
2017 - 'House+Design' RIAI - photographs for Brennan Furlong Architects
2017 - 'The Irish Times' - photographs for Brennan Furlong Architects
2017 - Presentation of photographs from 'Unfulfilled Dreams' series - 'Architecture from three different professional viewpoints' - lecture organised by Polish Irish Society, Dublin