I was born in 1988, in Katowice, a city in the south of Poland. After graduating in cinematography at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School, I’ve been shooting narrative, commercials, documentaries, and music videos in different countries, with filmmakers from diverse cultures. That made me grow as a person and as a director of photography.
I believe in the importance of storytelling. Developing a different visual language for each project is a powerful tool I use to create dramaturgy, mood, and atmosphere within scenes. Very important for me is creative partnership and understanding with the director and the crew.
In 2018 I was awarded for "best cinematography" at the Moscow Shorts International Film Festival for "By Halves" (dir. Anastasia Eleftheriou) and at the Watersprite International Student Film Festival for “I Know” (dir. Piotr Nalazek). The documentary “Miss Holocaust” (dir. Michalina Musielak) was officially selected to the "best short film" category in the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival.
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