Piotr Powietrzynski

27 Jan

Piotr Powietrzynski is an award-winning stock and commercial photographer. His passion for photography was born in the darkroom during his college years. The magic of developing photographs out of nothing never ceased to amaze him and has changed his life forever.

After receiving a Master of Science in Computer Science diploma he faced a choice: to stay at the university to pursue academic career, or to became a full-time photographer. In 1990, he moved from Poland to the capital of photography, New York City, and his dilemma was solved.

In his recent works, Piotr tries to combine his first-hand knowledge of traditional photographic techniques with his expertise in Photoshop. “Photoshop gives me the freedom, but what really gives my photographs life and meaning is light.” What further sets Piotr apart from other photographers, besides his perfectionist’s attitude, is his poetic sensitivity and at the same time, a kind of tranquility reminiscent of Far-East philosophers.

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Piotr Powietrzynski es un fotografo premiado en fotografia commercial. Su pasión por la fotografía nació en un cuarto oscuro durante sus años universitarios. La magia del desarrollo de fotografías fuera de la nada nunca deja de sorprenderlo y ha cambiado su vida por siempre.

Luego de recibir su Master’s en ciencias de computación tuvo que escoger: quedarse en la universidad y seguir una carrera académica, o convertirse en fotógrafo de tiempo completo.
En 1990, se mudo de Polonia a la capital de la fotografía, New York City, y su dilema se resolvió.

En sus obras recientes, Piotr trata de combinar su conocimiento primario de técnicas tradicionales de fotografía con su experiencia con Photoshop. “Photoshop me da la libertad, pero lo que de verdad le da vida y sentido a mis fotografías es la luz.” Lo que aparta a Piotr de otros fotógrafos, aparte de su actitud perfeccionista, es su sensibilidad poética y a la vez, una tranquilidad nostálgica de un filósofo del Oriente lejano.

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