Photographer and traditional B&W film photography (and darkroom) tutor
'Black and white are the colours of photography. To me they symbolise the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.' Robert Frank
My work is inseparable related to passage of time. I am slowing down trying to extend in time every single photograph, lock the memories and emotions within it. Doing so I let the picture create its own living story. It shows in a very simple and natural way the reality with emphasised slightly darker part of surrounding.
My photographs are as much about me as my subject. I always leave a piece of myself emotionally in each photograph I make but at the same time I show the subject I am photographing in all its glory.
I am focused on architecture, urban landscapes and portraiture. My architectural background allows me to perceive surrounding in a bit different, more detailed way. I compose images while walking, observing perspective, shapes, light and shadow at the same time. My entire personal work is film based and I am boundlessly devoted to traditional analogue photography. I admire endless possibilities and quality of handmade images.
Artur graduated in Architecture and Urban Design from Krakow University of Technology in 2000. He started his photography career about 7 years later. That was the moment when he decided to turn his biggest passion into profession slowly stepping away from architectural path where he spent over 10 years. 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 and 2015 editions of the same competition. Since then his work was exhibited and published number of times in Ireland, UK, Germany, France, US, Canada, Hungary and Poland.
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Artur Sikora Dublin 2017