My name is Marcin Kesek and I am a 27-year-old photographer from a little village in southern Poland called Gronkow. I live in a very beautiful place near the Tatra Mountains, Pieniny and Gorce. A few years ago, I decided to capture these amazing surroundings at the right time and the best possible lighting. This was how my passion for landscape photography was born.
In my photography, the most important thing is the lighting which determines how the scenery will look like in photos. Usually, I get to the place that I’m planning to photograph at least one hour earlier before the sunrise. Watching the changing sky, I start creating compositions that I’d like to depict. If I decide to capture sunset, I normally stay a few minutes after that because the sky has more intensive colors then.
I often have to come back to the same place for several times because it’s quite difficult to take the perfect photo in the best conditions (light, gentle fog, interesting sky, clarity, plasticity of scenery). But when everything gets flawless, I know that my hard work pays off. The biggest joy of landscape photography for me is being close to nature. I love what I do and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.