A picture can look nice on a monitor screen, but it’s never really photography until it gets onto paper. A monitor does not render all the details and subtle nuances that a real paper print does. I try to envision it framed and hanging on a wall. Few things give me more pleasure than seeing a product that was only made of light transformed into a tangible work of art. No monitor will let you fully appreciate its beauty.
When I take a picture, I want to have control over the smallest detail and be present throughout the entire creative process — from the moment the shutter button is pressed to digitally processing the photograph to its printing and even framing.
Post-production allows you to address the crucial technical limitations of digital photography, including imperfections of the matrix and the lens itself. Thanks to careful processing, I can also modify the picture to better reflect the mood or my perspective of the essence of the scene.
Printing is one of the most complex aspects in the process of creating an image. It can ruin even the most successful photograph. Despite many attempts, monitor calibrations, using original inks and high-quality paper, I have never been completely satisfied with the results obtained in photo labs. Too much colour saturation, too much contrast and the loss of detail in shadows are only a few examples. Therefore, wanting to have complete control over the quality of the developed photographs, I decided to take care of the printing personally. Due to using a professional photo printer and the highest quality papers of various GSMs, textures and shades, I am sure that the finished photograph will look exactly as I imagined it as I pressed my camera’s shutter button.
Skilful selection of frames has a major influence on the photograph’s final look. A frame thus is not only decoration or a way of hanging a picture on the wall, but also an element that successfully attracts attention, intrigue or adds a special dimension to the presented work. For example, a stylised old or rusty frame fits perfectly with photos of abandoned places, while a thick, cracked wooden one fits best with pictures of African tribes. I can also participate in this process if the client so desires.