Amadeusz Jackiewicz was born in 1975 in the city of Wrocław, Poland. He graduated from the National Film School of Łódź, Poland. He is keen on photography and documentary film. He’s a freelancer working as filmmaker, photographer and Production Manager in the film industry.
Amadeusz got several Honorable Mentions and awards:
- IPPAWARDS 2017 – Honorable Mentions, landscape category.
- Mobile Photography Awards 2017 – Honorable Mentions, visual FX category.
- The Houston international Film Festival 2011 – Gold Remi Winner, for the category of Culture/Art for documentary film “Portrait”.
How did you start with mobile photography?
I started with mobile photography when I lived for a couple of months in London. I didn’t have my DSLR camera and really wanted to shoot. Some time before, I had the opportunity to take a couple of pictures using many different mobile phones, so I knew what model I wanted. From a distance of time, I can say that was a key moment for me, because I currently capture more photos using the smartphone than the DSLR.
Picture taken from the car when I was coming back home. The weather was awful and I saw this horse lonely in the field. I decided to stress this ambience using Mextures.
What model of smartphone do you use?
I started with iPhone 5s. That was my conscious decision.
Many of your shots are digitally enhanced. What is the process behind your images? Why did you choose this kind of post production and what results do you want to get?
When I take a picture, I don’t know the final result. It’s very important to me to capture in the photo the mood and the emotions I want to communicate, and I highlight them selecting particular colors and eliminating other ones, cropping, filtering etc. The meaning is just underlying, but for me the most important thing is what you feel looking at the picture. I try all the time finding the best way to achieve the intended results. Sometimes the outcome takes short time, sometimes I need a day, sometimes I manipulate the image many times and finally it’s marked as “undone”. It is a creative process.
This is one of my examples of mixing the moments. This is the face of my daughter with something from the past. Mextures was very useful.
I like the post production softwares, because, very often, they allow me to see the details that I couldn’t perceive when I took the photo. And then, I have to make the subsequent decision, i.e. what is the next step? Use or discard it? If I decide to use it, in what way? How? I think that the post production is great for any act of artistic creations. You can do almost everything. There are no limits and it is strictly connected to photography. Today the photo editing softwares give you fantastic tools to fully appreciate and live the world we see and to explore another one in easy way as well.
Is landscape photography your favorite genre? Do you think to experiment other genres?
I’m keen on wide spaces. Therefore, in some way, landscape photography is my favorite genre. The next step is to shoot panoramas, I think. But life gives you so many different, fantastic moments that you want to include all of them in one shot… I’m trying to mix different photos taken in different times and give them textures, filters, because I want to evoke a precise feeling.
Your portfolio includes black and white shots too. What did you want to show with this choice?
I think that black and white photography is one of the ways to stop the constant flow of information by which we’re used to be subjected. Sometimes, removing the colors is the best choice to show the theme as well as possible and communicates the feelings close to you in that day. I think B&W helps me to capture and better represent the restlessness. And the bliss as well.
That was at the Baltic Sea. I saw a strange cloud. It perceived the man in the water. 30 minutes later the strong wind brought rain. We have to take shelter. That was the end of the sunny day. In this photo I used only Photoshop Express.
How do you post produce your content?
Do you think you will try travel photography to show and tell the places, cultures and people you meet on your trips? Or would you like to focus on another genre of photography?
I’m waiting the moment when I can use my iPhone to take a picture of the star trails in the sky in good quality.
Sometimes, you pass something very quickly, but the image you’ve just seen stays in your mind. You take two steps back and watch. You watch closer and closer. You see another world – raindrops, spider web, leaf and something else.
Thanks Amadeusz! Keep shooting