Shot By Katie Jasianowska

My name is Kasia, I’m from Poland, but now I have been living in London for several years

I’m big fan of  yoga, dance, people, music, plants and of course coffee! I enjoy all the wonderful things that surround me…

When was your first picture taken?

I took my first photo when I was 7 years old with my dad. It was my father that introduced me to the world of bnw photography (Thank you dad!) After many years, I came back to photography in 2020 when things changed in my life … I wanted to share my view of the world with everyone and at the same time give myself that creative spark. I didn’t have the money to pay for a camera, so I started using my phone to capture things I saw everyday on my travels.

How do you put the person, place, or thing in front of the camera onto film, chip, or paper the way you want it to?

In street photography I am always looking around me because there are so many storytelling opportunities. I have several different styles but I shoot how I feel at any particular time. I also shoot portrait, I engage the subject and find out a little about them and the pictures become more relaxed and natural.

What photographers have influenced you, and how have they influenced the way you approach your subject?

Mark Fearnley and Matt Hall had a great influence on my style. I attended one of Mark’s workshops and recently spent a week with him in Istanbul shooting street photography. It is very interesting to see other ways and perspectives to make compositions, and also importantly to position myself differently to enable me to get different shots.

What exactly do you want to say with your photos, and how do you make your photos do that?

I have a love for everything I see, my photography I hope is a reflection of my view of the world. I hope that people can relate to my pictures, but everyone has their own view and preferences. Photography is a true passion to enjoy and share with others.

What photographic gears do you use to stay focused on what you do best when shooting?

I shoot with pleasure and passion, the relationship and connection with the person I am shooting with is important. There are always different angles and perspectives to try and if you take many shots there will always be something that stands out!

Any technology/software/hardware?

I have recently bought my first camera –  a Fujifilm x-E4 which I’m taking with me and learning. Up until now I have used my Iphone 13 because the wide angle gives me excellent framing and of course it’s lighter and easier to carry around!

What motivates you to continue taking pictures? Is it political, intellectual or emotional?

Photography is something that has always interested me, I would say that my motivation is both personal and emotional. It’s important to me at this point in my life to have this creative outlet and it’s a wonderful hobby which has allowed me to meet many likeminded and interesting people.


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Shot By Katie Jasianowska