Konrad Baranowski is a Polish photographer currently residing in Kent, UK. His personal projects mainly depict coastlines and landscapes. At the moment Konrad is working to make his ways as professional photographer.
Monochromes is a personal project which is a collection of images taken over the years in various places starting from my hometown area, travel destinations to the countries I resided at the time. I haven’t restricted myself to any specific time frame to complete the project but I wanted to make sure that the images work together visually.
The composition of my photography is based on a search for shapes and lines. The aim is to achieve balanced geometry within the frame. That geometry is not always directly translated in the image as my pictures cover various subjects. However, when I deconstruct my photographs I always find that they are built around basic lines and figures.
Some may see it as oversimplification, but I keep experimenting and going against the rules.I try to keep the composition as simple as possible. I find it very important to limit the number of elements in the frame. I think that long exposure is a great technique as it allows to create flat and clean backgrounds. At the same time it adds some dynamism and freezes progressing time in one frame.
There is no human element in the project. I believe that it stems from the way I approach place I visit and live in. I always develop a kind of personal experience when faced against the fragment of land I attempt to photograph. I always want that personal perspective to be present in my image. Every photographer provides a distinct approach and subjective perspective on the subject and it’s very important to stick to their own vision. [Official Website]
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