Jakub Polomski is an incredibly talented photographer, he took some time to answer some question for us. Below is the transcript of the interview. Checkout some of his work at bottom of the article.
1. What’s your background, how did you get into photography, how long have you been doing this?
I live in Cieszyn – small town in the south of Poland. I am 28 years old. 8 years ago I saw some pictures in an issue of National Geographic Magazine. They inspired me.
I borrowed a camera from my friend and I have started my own adventure with this field of art (never before had I had my own camera, because I hadn’t been interested in photography).
I have never had any “formal” training. I also didn’t learn photography in any school. I was uploading my photos onto many photo portals and I was reading feedback to them. These constructive critiques helped me to improve my skills.
2. Where do you get inspiration?
I watch hundreds of pictures daily, but outdoor/nature inspires me the most.
3. Do you have any advice for aspiring photographers?
You should be patient. You should believe in yourself but without overdoing it. You should learn from critiques, not refuse them.
4. Do you have an online shop where people can buy your print?
At the moment my photographs are available to buy in online galleries such as YellowKorner, Dreamandart, and Banguart. Soon they will be available also in 2 other galleries. From the next year I will also offer prints of selected and limited photographs on my website.