Ever since I got hold of an old Soviet made Zenit camera at the age of 13, photography has constantly been my passion. A camera has accompanied me most of my life naturally becoming not just a passion but a profession as well, though the worn out Zenit was replaced by digital SLRs and LF cameras.
I currently specialize in artistic nude photography, both done digitally and with traditional photographic methods. My other specialty are historical photographic process with gumprint, oilprint and platinum print being my favourits. I regularly use processes such as wetplate collodion, POP, saltprint and albumen print as well as platinum print. I have also written a bestselling studio nude photography textbook “Fotografia Obnażona” published by Helion and a series of books devoted to historical photographic processes. They are currently being translated and published in English.
I have also been involved in a number of reconstructional projects in cooperation with cultural institutions. I currently occupy the post of head teacher in The Tricity School of Photography (www.tsf.edu.pl) and am responsible for researching historical techniques and materials for Alternative Photographic Supplies. I also offer workshop focussing on historical processes in the Alternative Photographic Supplies Training Centre.
I have been awarded the scholarship for creators of culture twice.
In 2019 I became a proud member of the Polish Union of Art Photographers.
Selected Individual exhibitions:
Black and White
2009 – “Galeria Zamkowa” in Lubin, Poland
2010 – “Officyna” in Szczecin, Poland
2010 – “CoCo” in Gdynia, Poland
2010 – “Mózg” in Bydgoszcz, Poland
2010/11 – Museum of Photography in Bydgoszcz, Poland
2012 – Biblioteka Oliwska in Gdańsk, Poland
2012 – Biblioteka Miejska Gdańsk Zaspa, Poland
2013 – Biblioteka Miejska in Rumia, Poland
Gniew – Beauty unknown
2015 – Biblioteka Oliwska
2015 – Coffee Heaven in Gdynia, Poland
Gone – Not forgotten
2016 – Museum – Teodora and Izydor Gulgowski Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie, Poland
2017 – Stacja Kultura in Rumia, Poland
Wesele kaszubskie wg I. Gulgowskiego
2017 Museum – Teodora and Izydor Gulgowski Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie, Poland
Selected Group Exhibition:
2013 – International Nude 2013, Lightbox Gallery, Oregon, USA
2013 – Lower Silesia by TSF – Książ Castle, Wałbrzych, Poland
2015 – Exposed, Exploring the Roots – Galery Lumina , Vienna, Austria
2017 – Alternative Processes: Handmade – Photo Place Gallery (USA)
2017 – Alternative Processes – The SE Centre for Photography (USA)
2015 Remis – award of merit
2016 – Monochrome Awards – award of merit in the Landscape cathergory
2017 – Fine Art Photography Awards – first place in “Seascape” and two mentions of merit in “Nudes” among professionals.
2011 – “Fotografia Obnażona” – studio nude handbook – Helion Publishing House
2015 – View Camera, USA
2015 – The Hand, USA
2015 – Ambrotypia – Przewodnik praktyczny (Ambrotype manual) – Szlachetna Fotografia Publishing House
2015 – Odbitka albuminowa – Przewodnik praktyczny (Albumen manual) – Szlachetna Fotografia Publishing House
2016 – Technika pigmentowa – Przewodnik praktyczny (Carbon transfer manual) – Szlachetna Fotografia Publishing House
2016 – Cyjanotypia – Przewodnik praktyczny (Cyanotype manual) – Szlachetna Fotografia Publishing House
2016 – The Albumen Print – A Practical Guide – Alternative Photographic Products Publishing House
2017 – Ciemnia analogowa – Przewodnik praktyczny – Szlachetna Fotografia
2017 – Kashubian Wedding According to I. Gulgowski – Szlachetna Fotografia