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About Karolina 2017-02-26T03:19:48+00:00

KAROLINA ZAPOLSKA

PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER

I was born in Poland and educated in Poland & Denmark.

My interest in photography began at the age of 11 when I found my parents’ old camera in their basement. Through experimentation I taught myself how to take pictures, judge exposure and make prints. Although my first job was at a photo studio, I didn’t study photography but instead I studied music, business stadies and performance art.

Today I work as a professional photographer and try to incorporate all of my musical experience and knowledge within Performance Design into my photographic works.

I love challenges that broaden my experience. This is why I moved to the United States. I’m currently based in San Francisco, where I work as a photographer & videographer.

WHAT I LIKE TO DO

WHEN I HAVE TIME

I still love taking pictures with analog cameras. I simply enjoy the feel and look of film and I love the camera click sound! My favourite films are Kodak Portra and Ilford Delta 100 PRO. I have both; 35mm film’s and a medium format cameras but my favourite is Mamiya 7 with 80mm lens.

ARTIST STATEMENT

LOVE FOR FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

I have a tremendous love for film photography.

I enjoy the process of hunting for that moment and waiting for the gift that only film can bring.

The process of developing the film brings me happiness, a phase in the creation.

When I hunt for the moment I try to remove all objects and elements that reflect the time. I endeavor to make the pictures timeless!

I am continually developing as a portrait photographer.  I constantly push myself, and I constantly challenge myself as an artist to move closer into my subject’s personal space and stay within distance to capture the right moment, that instance when humanity reveals itself.