About the Artist
Kasia works as a commercial photographer with a particular interest in food photography. After completing a Degree in Hospitality Management in her early twenties and working in the food industry for a number of years her passion for photography developed. She wanted a change in career and in 2002 undertook an HND in photography at Metropolitan University and worked as a freelance photographer in various London studios and assisted on shoots with established photographers including David LaChapelle and Nick Knight. Four years ago she moved with her family to Hitchin, where she still lives building up a business teaching photography and shooting commercially.
She has always had a passion for art and now combines her knowledge of food with photography to create her own art. Her work is influenced by Juan Sanchez Cotan’s use of light and composition to dramatise subjects and also by other European artists from the 1600’s onwards. She has also looked at the work of modern day photographers including Irving Penn and Michael Hilsman. She uses these influences to create her own compositions and capture them on camera.
By using this style of lighting and set up even the most ordinary of objects can tell a story with depth and passion. The results of her influences have been likened to C17th Dutch Still Life. She believes and feels that even the most ordinary of objects deserve to have the opportunity to show their magnificence through art photography.!
Some of Kasia's work has a more classical feel whist others are more contemporary and anarchic in their emotion. There is a connection of old to new putting everyday household objects straight from the kitchen cupboard to the centre stage.
In addition to her Still Life Photography she also has a collection of images named Pareidolia. This body of work makes use of her many still life props and other items of curiosity by digitally transforming them into abstract images which have some familiarity in their shape and form to faces, monsters or graphic designs. The viewer is left to decide what they see in each final image. Prints of these images are for sale through Kasia's Etsy on line shop. Click here to access the shop.
Kasia can be contacted for commercial work through Hitchin Studios where she is the Creative Director. Kasia also provides portraiture for people looking for an intense yet completely understood portrayal of themselves. Simple yet striking portraits for serious professionals of all types.