Polish photographer Marcin Stawiarz won many international photographic contests such as: Best Young Photographer on Venice International Photography Contest 2007 (Venice, Italy), IPA Architectural Photographer of the Year 2008 (Los Angeles, USA,) , and he is a Grand Prize winner of Image International 2009 contest in Canada. His photographs were published in photographic magazines in several countries: Taiwan (Idea Photos), India (Asian Photography), United Arab Emirates (Soura Magzine), England (Practical Photographer and Digital SLR Photo) and the Asian Photography (India).
Currently, he is represented by Art Gallery Ryf in Zurich and Kontemplacje Gallery in Warsaw. Over the last few years his works have been presented at numerous international exhibitions, in Italy, Switzerland, England, USA, Czech Republic and Poland. In 2008 he’ve created online photographic magazine – Neutral Density.
“Lately, my interests widened to cityscapes, where I pursue qualities characteristic to nature – harmony and peace. As it is getting harder to find traits like that in our more and more hectic world, while taking pictures in the biggest European cities I had to develop the most important virtue of a photographer – patience. That is one of the reasons why there are usually no people (or only their silhouettes) on most of my photographs. But such character of my work is also a result of other factor. Whereas taking pictures with the main focus on a person involves emotions that are relatively easy to define, depicting an empty street or portraying pulsing nature usually requires qualitatively different feelings that have to fill in for the missing elements, thus making such photograph something more than a simple document.”