The Photography work of Polish artist Konrad Bak doesn’t fit in one narrow category and lies at the intersection of fashion, surrealism and portrait photography. In a way, he is trying to capture the feminine beauty with a touch of mystery and surrealism. What follows is a more elaborate overview of Bak’s works and his technique in his own words.
I live and work in Wroclaw, Poland. I’m a graduate of the University of Technology in Wroclaw. I’ve been taking photos for more than ten years and I specialize in beauty, fashion, and surreal photography.
My professional career started with me looking for new possibilities to earn extra money as a photographer. I quickly got into stock photography and found it a great way to reach new customers, which under normal circumstances you won’t have access to. From there, I dedicated more and more time to my own surreal work.
In my opinion, the camera lens should express feelings, tell stories. In my photographs, I try to capture the fleeting beauty, the mood of the moment. I’m fascinated by the sensuality of the female body, the uniqueness of the nuances of feminine beauty, facial features, fluctuations in moods, and the possibility of converting it all in a durable form.
Post production work is nowadays necessary to achieve success in the professional photography market. This is also an essential step in surreal photography.
Everything that surrounds us is becoming more and more perfect; sometimes it is really hard to keep up with it. On the other hand, there is also a very strong trend of “authentic photography”, without the help of Photoshop and the similar tools. This especially applies to lifestyle, travel, and reportage photography. But in general, most of my photos require require a lot of post production work.
As a photographer. it’s very hard to know if it is better to find a niche or work in different genres to maximize sales. I’m trying to do both.
When you find a niche, you have a real chance to be recognized and appreciated throughout the world. On the other hand, trying to work in different genres will help you pick that particular genre in which you can achieve the most, and ultimately find your specialization.