About

My photography is about finding the gentle and the calm in my surroundings. I try to photograph the world the way it makes me feel, rather than focusing on the subject itself. Photography, to me, is a mindful practice which helps me to escape the busyness of everyday life and every time I pick up my camera I search for those fleeting peaceful moments, whether I photograph a tree blossom, misty forest or a small town somewhere in England.


Images have always been the biggest part of my life. I viewed images, read about them, collected them and, when I got my first camera in my early teens, I started to create them myself. My early photography circled around landscapes with elements of architecture and street photography.


It wasn’t until 2006, when I moved to London, that I decided I wanted to take my photography further. I graduated in 2010 with a BA in Photography and Digital Imaging from University of West London (then Thames Valley University) and have since worked as a photographer on film sets, shooting behind the scenes and stills and in a studio, photographing families and corporate portraits.


A change in my work environment from a busy photography studio to an art gallery helped me to slow down, gave me time to visit many green spaces in and around London and allowed me to focus on my personal projects.


I have spent the last couple of years revisiting Kew Gardens, watching the seasons transform the place. Most of my nature photography comes from this marvellous location.


2018 brought a surprising change of employment, different environment, different workflow, but as always I’m surrounded by images.

I currently live in Hanwell, West London, and I have just started writing a blog, which focuses mainly on green spaces in and around London, as well as my mini adventures and travels to small English towns and occasional visits abroad. It’s all about mindful, affordable wanderlust.

 
 
 © Karolina Koziel
 
Which of my photographs is my favorite?
The one I’m going to take tomorrow.
— Imogen Cunningham