Actors’ Portraits

Captivated by Faces

This is how I got into portraiture – taking portraits of actors.

I contacted an organisation, which was creating database of all polish actors. They needed a photographer to go to all the actors’ schools and take portraits of the students. These students would very often feel as uncomfortable in front of the camera as just normal people. Sometimes they seemed even more stressed, because they felt pressure to look professionally. These photo-shoots were incredibly intense, but this is how I learned to light people and understood how to bring out their emotions.

And I fell into portraiture completely.