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About Karolina 2018-10-28T11:26:29+00:00

Photographer and Videographer

I am a global student of the visual arts who has created my own distinctive style. My background combines singing, directing, business communications, marketing and performance design.

As a visual storyteller with a distinctive style, I ask questions. I observe. I take the time to let my clients open up. I then gently guide them instead of telling them what to do.

It’s all part of my process of intuitive camera work. My “super power” is being able to fully understand each client’s vision and branding expectations before I begin a project.

WORK

PHOTOGRAPHY

I’m a portrait Photographer since 2006, I prefer taking images of anything real, such as the celebratory nature of weddings, family photos, babies, as well professional headshots, artistic portraits and events. But rather than picking the images I like best, I prefer to send a selection of images to my clients and let them choose what they like.

VIDEO

I manage a variety of clients who want to build their personal brands, enhance their web presence, leverage their social media engagement, and increase their exposure with distinctive videos. These include healthcare practitioners, artists, jazz musicians, concert performers, acting companies, attorneys, teachers, and more.

My videography is in demand with corporate clients, business-to-business clients, entrepreneurs, and anyone open to new ideas to showcase their personalities or who want to talk passionately about their companies.

I don’t interview clients; that’s just not my style. Instead, I’m a visual storyteller with a distinctive style. I ask questions. I observe. I take the time to let my clients open up to me. I then gently guide them instead of telling them what to do. It’s all part of the process of intuitive camera work. I also ask them, “What’s your best side?” “What do you want to accomplish?” And “what’s the key takeaway?”

BIO

I was born in Kościan, Poland.  At age 11,  a aI found a camera in my parents’ basement. I taught myself how to take photos, judge the exposures, and make prints. The rest is history.  At age 18, I moved to Warsaw to study and direct theatre groups, launched one of the country’s first vocal and jazz music schools, and earned my Master of Arts degree in Dramaturgy.

Next, over a period of 13 years in Aarhus, then in Copenhagen, Denmark, I sang Latin, Afro and Jazz music and composed music, then became a jazz photographer. After that, I combined my Bachelor of Music degree with business, marketing, and performance design to earn a Master’s Degree in Communications.

Seeking new adventures and more creative challenges to further broaden my experience, I moved to San Francisco in 2013.

My studies in music, performance art, and business all helped sharpen my photographic eye and helped me become a highly intuitive photographer and videographer.  My “super power” is being able to fully understand each client’s vision and branding expectations before I begin a project.

WHAT I LIKE TO DO

WHEN I HAVE TIME

I still love taking pictures with analog cameras. I simply enjoy the feel and look of film and I love the camera click sound! My favourite films are Kodak Portra and Ilford Delta 100 PRO. I have both; 35mm film’s and a medium format cameras but my favourite is Mamiya 7 with 80mm lens.

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