Absolutely Amazing Photography from Wojciech Grzanka – with Exclusive Interview

Wojciech Grzank (aka voogee) is a talented photographer we recently discovered. He’s a professional webdesigner and has a strong passion for photography of all sorts. In this post we present an exclusive interview with Wojciech, along with 50 of his most impressive shots… Some pure photography, some post-edited. Let’s get started!
Q: Hello and welcome to the Pxleyes community. Please tell us a few words about who Wojciech Grzanka is.
A: Hello and thank you for the invitation. My name is Wojciech Grzanka aka “voogee” and I come from Poland, where, together with two of my friends, I work every day as a webdesigner (Helldesign.net). But my real passion is photography. This is the area where I can release my imagination. For now I publish my works only online, although in the future I dream of an exhibition with huge prints of my works in a dark and climate location. I’m a typical self-taught – learn from own mistakes, looking for new imaging techniques of reality. I try to use all the good things given to us by the modern digital photography and I’m still trying to reach the goal of doing better and better images.
Victoria1 “Victoria 1″

Q: Which is the thing that attracts you the most in photography?
A: In photography I’m interested in almost everything: people, animals, macro, architecture, nature, still life, astro, lightpainting… but I feel best in photomontages, where I try to combine all these categories into one, using different techniques to create something unreal, surreal, unusual – something that is only in my mind. This is exactly what attracts me to photography – endless variety of ways to consolidate moments, creating my own world… Photography for me is this form of art, where by a single image I can send a billion words, tell an interesting story, throw out my emotions, or simply to stimulate other people to some reflection.

Victoria2 “Victoria 2″

Q: Do you use any software for post-production? If so, which one?
A: I use a lot of tools depending on the final result I want to achive. Overall, Lightroom is a good start, then Photoshop, and sometimes 3DS Max if needed. I am also fascinated by moving pictures, so After Effects supports me in creation of short films. Generally, I can’t imagine digital photography without the post-production. In my opinion, one without the other can’t exist. Unless someone likes, when the camera is thinking instead of him. I don’t – that’s why I use so many programs, processing techniques, and other tricks to create something original and unique.

Angela “Angela”

Q: Do you have any ongoing projects or exhibitions?
A: Yes, I have a few ideas that I would like to release from my head, because I can’t stop thinking about them. I can’t tell you right now, what it would be – let’s leave it as my little secret ;). But this is just beautiful in photography – that still there are many, new things I wanna do and it is very stimulating. Unfortunately, I don’t foresee any exhibitions at the moment – but as I said above – I would like to organize an exhibition with my photomontages in the future – printed in large formats adequately lit, with music by “Archive” band in the background :)

Secret “Secret”

Q: Is there any artist out there who inspires you or you admire?
A: Yes, I have many artists who stimulate me to action and creativity. Overall, I appreciate those who bring something fresh and original to the world of art and it doesn’t matter whether you deal with photography, music, poetry, sculpture and other art forms. I love them for being so sensitive to the world and for what they give in return, enriching our minds and affecting our lives in so many ways.

Road to Heaven “Road to Heaven”

Q: Please share some piece of advice for the photographers just starting out in this field.
A: First of all, you need to open up for the world around us. Sensitivity helps in perceiving things that others do not see. So keep your eyes around the head and draw inspiration from everything that surrounds us. Please note that this is not the hardware that takes a picture, but the man … The best pictures are those in which the author was able to convey their emotions, or stimulate us to reflect and think. The technique is also very important, so you must train every day – you should never give up and continue to strive for, which you desires. And my best advice for all: “The devil is in the details” :)

Juump “Juump”

Thank you again for the invitation and opportunity to present myself on the pages of your blog. Greetings to all readers – keep your cameras always with you! :) Wojciech Grzanka (vel voogee)
Portfolio: www.grzanka.pl Blog: http://wojciech.grzanka.pl

Kids'’ Imaginaton

Kids' Imaginaton

Lesesja

Lesesja

Ens Rationis

Ens Rationis

Papillons Noirs

Papillons Noirs

Piecuszek (Phylloscopus trochilus)

Piecuszek (Phylloscopus trochilus)

Raniuszek

Raniuszek

Winter

Winter

Cygnus Olor (Labedz Niemy)

Cygnus Olor (Labedz Niemy)

The Last Ray

The Last Ray

Rudzik

Rudzik

Kitty1

Kitty1

Kitty2

Kitty2

Cute Bird

Cute Bird

Shadow Cat

Shadow Cat

Black Horse

Black Horse

Strartrails

Strartrails

Flora

Flora

Matunin

Matunin

Better Half

Better Half

On the Riverside

On the Riverside

Spirals

Spirals

Water and Fire

Water and Fire

Winter Planet

Winter Planet

Aphidoidea

Aphidoidea

Winter Stockpile

Winter Stockpile

The Blast

The Blast

Absconso Mentis

Absconso Mentis

Self Esteem

Self Esteem

Metta

Metta

Idee Fixe

Idee Fixe

Versus

Versus

Id

Id

Altum Silentium

Altum Silentium

In Arte Libertas

In Arte Libertas

The Journey

The Journey

System

System

Lady with the Fish

Lady with the Fish

Qualis Artifex Pereo!

Qualis Artifex Pereo!

Pulvis et Umbra Sumus

Pulvis et Umbra Sumus

You Are Mine

You Are Mine

Exitus Letalis

Exitus Letalis

Mother'’s Love

Mother's Love

Jelcz Miloszyce

Jelcz Miloszyce

Walkabout

Walkabout

Author:

Giulia is a 25 year old girl from Romania. She runs a blog dedicated to cute animals on furrytalk.com. She's also an amateur photographer and has a passion for Photoshop.

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4 Responses:

  1. Mario says:

    Nice collection Giulia ! :)

    ( 2 years and 1599 days ago )
  2. Qamar Soomro says:

    Very remarkable examples of photo-manipulation.

    ( 2 years and 1598 days ago )
  3. Cornelia says:

    Amazing images, especially the photomanipulations :)

    ( 2 years and 1597 days ago )
  4. glib says:

    Great interview .. thanks for the share

    ( 2 years and 1575 days ago )

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