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My photography career spans over 15 years. I have been shooting for numerous clients, including Red Bull, National Geographic, Huawei, Jeep, Orlen, Swiss Ladies Drive, Ecolint, RTB House, Żywiec, etc.

Among the few thousand people I portrayed were award-winning directors, top-tier executives, famous actors and artists.

I managed full photography productions of large-scale events (>25,000 participants). For this purpose, I founded and had developed BWITH.US – an app for sharing professional photos instantly on unlimited platforms. Using this app, we managed to attract more than 80,000 live on-line spectators for some of the events.

Photography exceeds far beyond commercial activity for me, though. In 2020 I received a Master of Arts with Honours in Photography at the Institute of Creative Photography. In 2013 I was granted a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for my documentary project “Prison Art”. For many years, I organized a photo-documentary contest with National Geographic Traveler as a partner. I have been producing unique, hand-sewn camera straps – ideaPIX – since 2010. More than 5 thousand straps were sold.

Before becoming a professional photographer, I was immersed in e-commerce. One of the projects I managed was the front-end development for Poland’s first internet brokerage house. This experience led to graduating with a Master’s in Finance and Banking degree at Warsaw School of Economics (2001).

I have been developing websites for 20 years as a side business. Recently it proved to be beneficial due to the lockdown and increased demand for an attractive on-line presence.

Web design and photography are complementary visual arts. Being competent in both crafts allows me to offer comprehensive branding services to my clients, who benefit from the holistic vision and exclusive approach.

I fully commit myself to each project and go beyond expectations. From initial idea to long after delivery – I support and inspire my clients to make the most of our cooperation.

On a personal level – in 2018, together with my wife and two kids, we moved to Geneva, Switzerland, to make it our home.
Being located in such a well-connected spot, I am available for challenging projects worldwide.

Check out my personal page:

TomekGola.com – documentary, travel and experimental photography

Selected Clients

  • Red Bull
  • National Geographic
  • Huawei
  • The North Face
  • United Nations
  • Jeep
  • Ecolint
  • Ladies Drive
  • Dr Irena Eris
  • Żywiec
  • Wiko Mobile

Selected Publications

  • National Geographic Polska
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • Ladies Drive
  • Duży Format
  • FOTO
  • Fluid (F)
  • MDC (Mex)
  • Sport Magazin (A)

Awards

  • Grand Prize at the Oregon Coffee Board Photo Contest 2015  (US). The Grand Prize constituted a trip to Colombia funded by the government of Antioquia to experience the origins of coffee. View the story »
  • International Photo Contest 2015. 4 x honorable mention.
  • International Photo Contest 2014. Honorable mention.
  • International Photo Contest 2013. 3 x honorable mention.
  • BZ WBK Press Foto 2012. II place in Nature category.
  • Global Planet Photo Contest 2012. Honorable mention.
  • Grand Press Photo 2010. Nominee.
  • Kolosy 2008. Honorable mention for Minkebe Expedition – view the story »

Exhibitions

  • 2019 – Architektura ve fotografii polských autorů (group exhibition), Galerie KUPE Opava, Czech Republic
  • 2014 – “Prison Art” – series of exhibitions in prisons around Poland. View the project »
  • 2014 – “M41 – the Portrait of the Heart of Asia”  – PUOT gallery, Polanica-Zdrój, Poland
  • 2012 – “M41 – the Portrait of the Heart of Asia” – Magazyn Kultura gallery, Cracow, Poland
  • 2012 – “Photobsession” –  ART-Cafe Gallery, Kraków, Poland
  • 2009 – “Sandbox” – pARTer gallery, Kłodzko, Poland

Testimonials

Sandra Stella-Triebl - Testimonials

Tomek is an outstanding photographer and an incredibly talented human being.
We collaborate with him on a regular basis for the featured editorial stories in every issue of our quarterly print mag Ladies Drive. It’s not easy to have business women in front of a camera - but he always catches this magic moments no matter how experienced someone is. That’s what makes a difference. So I can only highly recommend Tomek as a photographer for events and portraits.

Sandra-Stella Triebl

TOP 5 Swiss-Leader, Founder & CEO - Swiss Ladies Drive
Andrzej Lesiewski - CEO of SNOW PR

It is my pleasure to recommend Tomek for website design.
I've worked with him on several websites to support events, brands and projects communication. Tomek is a creative, trustworthy and reliable partner. I appreciate his proactivity, attention to details and aesthetics of the created projects. He knows a lot of tools and he is always ready to propose the optimal solution. Moreover, he is well skilled in project management, so the development of a new site goes smoothly and timely.

Andrzej Lesiewski

CEO of SNOW PR Agency
BarbaraVettorel.com - Portrait

Working with Tomek Gola was a pleasure from the word go.
A quick thinker and talented creative, he effortlessly captured my business' requirements and brought in his expertise to complement, not to dominate. His short response time and high efficiency delivered results quickly and ensured we could meet the ambitious deadline ahead of time. Tomek's vast experience in web design was priceless; his ability to quickly transform my ideas into visuals enabled me to make decisions with confidence and ease. I valued his accessibility and kindness while he maintained the highest professional standards at all times. Having him in charge of the photography made the process even smoother and added to creating a blended visual expression. His enthusiasm and dedication for his work are catching, his ability to listen a huge asset. I could not be happier with the result, and I would hire him anytime again!

Barbara Vettorel

Mindset Mentor, Author and passionate Self-Love Advocate
Meg Pagani - Testimonials - Gola.PRO

I highly recommend Tomek as a professional photographer!
Over the last 2-3 years of intense professional and personal growth I changed a lot my personal branding -- and I struggled to find someone able to capture it in pictures. Tomek did! Today I am using Tomek pictures for all my professional work as Entrepreneur and Public Speaker. Choosing to work with him will definitely open opportunities in terms of what you'll be able to communicate with your image.

Meg Pagani

Founder Impacton.org, Forbes 30 under 30
Kostek Strzelski - Testimonials Gola.PRO

I have worked with Tomek many times on projects requiring professional and very efficient operation.
His photography is characterized by everything needed for a good story and brand presentation or marketing purposes. Tomek is a fantastic and creative photographer. A great colleague who is always supportive in private and professional life. Number one when thinking of photography.

Kostek Strzelski

Filmmaker, CEO & film producer at Delikatesy Filmowe
Ingeborg Albert - Testimonials - Gola.PRO

I highly recommend Tomek for professional photoshoots.
Not only did Tomek make my personal profile pictures, we also hired his services for our company and in both occasions the experience was extremely professional and moreover the outcomes exceeded expectations. The customer experience was marvelous, from preparation to photo selection and follow up!

Ingeborg Albert

Innovation Manager at Geneus.ch
Marta Lesiewska - Testimonials - Gola.PRO

Tomek is not only a photographer with a keen eye, but he is a trusted partner for every project.
He was shooting a lot of sports and corporate events for me and always delivered great results. His pictures create a story. In a dynamic situation of the event, he captures emotions, results, story and branding perfectly. Tomek also has excellent project management skills. He proved it many times by organising photoshoots, leading a team of photographers or advising on the branding. His innovative bwith.us start-up played a crucial role in reaching the wide audience in a real-time with high-quality photo content from major sports events. I recommend Tomek for every event organiser who's looking for a photographer to create additional value with pictures.

Marta Lesiewska

Sustainability, ESG, Communication