MICHAŁ JANIAK

Hi, welcome to my website. My name is Michał and I'm a passionate photographer from Poland. I love travelling and exploring our beautiful planet. Solitude of cold, misty mornings in the distant locations or being a tiny part of a crowd in the biggest cities - these are my photographic drives that give me this big kick when I'm holding my camera.

I made this website in four days and to be honest I'd struggle to put any content in this section for over a week. I find it much easier for me to express myself through my work, so let me share with you my point of view using the photographs I've taken over the years. My archive is still growing, so if you liked those few frames presented here just follow this website in the future. You can find here a dedicated section where I upload the effects of my recent explorations, but also a photo archive (I sometimes retouch my old photos or give a spotlight to past works that have now caught my eye).

I've started my big adventure with the camera quite some time ago. The first attempts were made during my days as a member of the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association. I believe that this experience has in fact influenced the documentary style of my photographing people and cities. In the 'wildlife' sections I try to show animals immersed in their habitats or to include individual features of a species in tight portraits. My goal is to capture more intimate instead of encyclopaedia-like frames.

I am a member of the Association of Polish Nature Photographers (APNA) and the Warmian-Masurian Photographic Association "Blur".

Some of my works were exposed during individual and joint exhibitions in Olsztyn, Poland. In 2016, my photo was awarded a 7th place in the contest organised by the National Geographic Channel, Poland. In 2020, two of my works received the "Highly Commended" status during SINWP Bird Photography Competition, and in 2021, a couple of them where highlighted in a local APNA competition.

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