personal info of applied mathematics, working as data engineer at agb nielsen. in the past i earned my living as freelance web designer and translator of technical books and documents (german, english). born (1978) and raised in beautiful poland, moved to netherlands in 2007 and will likely stay here up to the 65th...

photography is without a doubt the most important hobby but i still manage to squeeze some sports in daily routines - i'm a member of hsk floorball team participating in regular dutch competition. at the start of covid pandemic i got back to cycling (which i used to do a lot in my university days) and a lot of my current photo tours happen on two wheels.
next to midlife crisis powered weight control, i dedicate some of my free time to moderation of canon-board which is poland's bigges forum of canon camera users.

other than photography i can also be very nerdy and picky when it comes to music - i spend hours digging through spotify in search of new sounds, with the range of interest spanning metal, folk, jazz, indie, ethnical music, electronic sounds and lots of really weird stuff you seldom hear in mainstream radio.

technical nuts and bolts

for my regular outdoor work i lug a large backpack filled with a big black camera and three professional grade zoom lens, and vast majority of those photos is shot from a tripod. as an old-school "get things right in the camera" guy i also have a large collection of filters, some of which have been passé for quite a few years already

the sisu

my personal philosophy of nature photography is to pursue unusual lighting condition and pick appropriate subject and place to match these conditions. most landscape photographers, especially the beginners work the other way around but this unusual approach became natural to me in netherlands where the proximity of north sea results in huge variability and very limited predictability of weather conditions. for a photographer this means very dynamic conditions, thus necessity to act quickly but also to remain patient and humble in front of the powers of nature. nowhere in the world can the wind make so much difference in such a short time. but high risk is also high reward!

contact with me: akustyk (at) polish, english, dutch, german or spanish if you wish.