Michał Baran was born and raised in Poland, graduating in computer science, he worked as a web-master, graphic designer and developer, but his greatest passion has always been photography.
His developed eye and ability to capture moments made him share and nourish his perspectives and personal feelings through photography, to capture the beauty of nature, the uniqueness of events, and the nobility of human faces with insight and perception.In 2005 he moved to Ireland where he eventually became a professional photographer, constantly working with different kinds of people who have different expectations, it was his joy to make the impossible become a reality.Through the skillful use of his precise lighting techniques, he brings out the spirit of objects, places, scenes and people, enhancing the intrinsic beauty of their nature. Additionally, Michał’s professional photo editing skills allow him to do complex post-processing opening the door to digital arts.In 2014 he started collaborating with Bozena Sarek, on a series of hair beauty photographs. This was an opportunity to open new fields of exploration with light and shadow. Chasing perfection, he has been able to capture a sense of wonder in their series of black & white beauty shots. Photos created by them has helped Bozena win many competitions and receive awards in editions of ‘Style Masters International Contest’ by Revlon, ‘BeFabulous Hair Awards’ and ‘Best Of The Best Awards’ just to name a few.
Michał’s breakthrough became evident in 2018 in submitting his work to other photo competitions, this time for photographers, winning the prestigious ‘Hasselblad Masters’ 2018 Competition in the Beauty/Fashion category and then the title of Fashion/Beauty Photographer of the Year in ‘Monochrome Awards’. [Official Website]