B&WEuropeNudeCreative photography : Michał Drozd and the unique connection of bodies and objects

He appreciates the creative photography and traditional photographic techniques. He lives in Rzeszów and also trains young photographers there.

Michał Drozd (born in 1961) is a Polish documentary, portrait and art photographer, who gained international recognition through numerous awards and distinctions in both Polish and international photography competitions.

His works have been presented at over 130 individual and collective exhibitions at museums and galleries worldwide, among others in Poland, United States, Australia, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Hungary.Drozd has won several prestigious awards, most notably the Gold Medal and the title of Master of Poland in Studio Photography, Grand Prix at the Biennale of Polish Photographic Poster, Stasys Eidrigevicius’s Award in the category of Portrait, Silver Glass in the category of “Music” and Bronze Glass in the category of „Portrait” at Polish Open Photography Championship. In recognition of his creative work, Drozd has been awarded a diploma from the Polish Federation of Photographers’ Associations at the Biennale of Polish Artistic Photography. In the early years of his career he worked as photojournalist and since 1993 he has worked in the field of commercial photography. Drozd has made photography his profession but most of all his life passion.

Throughout his career he has tried his hand in different varieties of photography: reportage, elemental, surreal collages, stylized acts and portraits, with elements of modern graphics, drawing and painting. Today Drozd is considered as a perfectionist who strives to achieve optimal results. He appreciates the creative photography and traditional photographic techniques. He lives in Rzeszów and also trains young photographers there.In an interview, Michał Drozd said: “photography allows one to extract the subject from its environment and create an illusion of a different reality”.

Photographs of the artist range from real to surreal. He captures a moment of time in the world revealed by senses. Drozd is inspired by a man of the 21st century who is stuck between the borders of yesterday and tomorrow, between tradition and modernity, in the middle of struggle with desires and temptations, within the sacred and the profane. His works represent the allegory of life retained in the frame between the reality and illusion. You cannot watch them unemotionally. Photographic visions by Drozd are full of surreal magic, however, they are rooted in the reality. He is inspired by the human body: portrait, genre scenes, subtle and ambiguous nudity. He introduces distinctive objects: fragments of old items of unknown purpose and origin, eccentric costumes, utensils of daily use, elements of nature and artifacts. He combines harmony with irregularity, the beauty with the macabre, the seriousness with the grotesque, fantasy with sensual perversion. In the work of Drozd one can see Eros and Thanatos – allegories of love and death – closely intertwined spheres of human life and experience. Photographs of the artist boldly reveal secret dreams, desires and obsessions, forming the ingenious shape, refined aesthetic form enriched with a peculiar sense of humor.

Humor and a special sense of joining together dissimilar forms and shapes allows him to create unusual and unconventional photographic performances – especially the unique connection of bodies and objects. Photographs of Drozd tend to be beautiful, mysterious, eccentric, kinky, funny, dark, and usually there’s no way these qualities can be separated. One called his work “wild”. The secret of its strong emotional effect is based on the ingenious combination of what is instinctive and sensual with precision and intellectual calculation of the final aesthetic effect. (based on the piece of art reviews by professor Magdalena Rabizo-Birek)

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

Michał Drozd

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    serge janssens

    Jan 19, 2018 at 22:04

    Grande technique, une grande maîtrise de la direction artistique Michal Drozd est un tout grand photographe …

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