Rafal Maleszyk

Rafal Maleszyk

Location: Poland

Art has been part of human subsistence since the beginning. There is such a strong need every artist has, persistent voice pushing us to create, to look for something different, to shock and to create beauty. Even thousands of years ago artists had a strong need to invent unique and beautiful things; photography is just a new medium to do the same thing. For me, photography is the ultimate form of art. It allows me to express my innermost experiences with nature. Inhabiting a time-hungry world of fleeting moments and experiences, simplicity is a precious state best captured and experienced under the lens. Photography helps me to convey these intimate and rare spectacles I derive from Nature.


Silvershotz, Australia
Lenswork, USA
Adore Noir, Canada
Black and White Magazine, USA
Camera Obscura, USA
Black+White Photography, UK
Popular Photography, USA

Black and White Magazine Single Image Contest 2012 Silver Award
Photo SPIVA 2011 1st Place
Black & White Magazine Portfolio 2011 Merit Award
Camera Obscura Journal 2011 1st Place
IPA 2011 One Shot, The Landscape Finalist Top 25
The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2011 Merit Award
International Panoramic Awards EPSON 2011 Bronze Award
Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2011 Exhibition
Foto Igrzyska Photo Olympics 2011 Finalist Top 50
The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2010 Silver Award
International Aperture Awards 2011 Si¬¬¬lver Award
Poland National Photography Contest 2010 2nd Place
IPA 2010 Fine Arts Landscape Honorable Mention
The Aperture Light Photo of The Year 2010 Honorable Mention

Web Site: www.rafalmaleszyk.com

Yours sincerely, Rafal Maleszyk


Plastic Hawaiian Landscapes

New series by Hawaii based photographer Rafal Maleszyk, where he includes plastic in the landscape; it is very unique idea of changing the landscape by incorporating proper kinds of plastic depending on the location, light, the strength and direction of the wind, tide and the size of the swell. It is a new approach to landscape where you can see the Hawaiian breeze on a black and white paper. “I enjoy creating long exposure ocean-scapes, this is when I am not entirely in the control of what the sensor will record. Plastic interconnects with the motion of ocean, wind and waves producing unpredictable effect. Wind plays a huge role, as well as reflection of the light in the plastic. In plastic landscape you can really see the air.

Dramatic Hawaiian Sky