A seriously talented photographer born in 1970 in east Poland, Radoslaw (Radek) Janicki, recently made Nairobi his home. He brings with him over 20 years of photographic achievement (and a bag full of non-trivial equipment!) that he applies to all his photo projects – advertising, fashion shoots and wedding documentaries.
A traveler and outdoors loving person, Radek began his adventure with photography shooting landscapes, wildlife and macro objects in the pre-digital era. If you think taking nature photos is a synch, try making a lion smile at the camera or ask butterflies to wait till you set up the lights in the forest. Radek learned the discipline of making the best out of available conditions (subject, light, location and camera) on the spot and not rely on computers and software to take a good picture.
The artist came to Kenya from Jakarta, where he worked for 6 years. At first he joined the crew at Seasons Photography and Fine Arts, and later worked solo with his own company (Radek Art Photography). He has been photographing the Jakarta’s high society, who’s who in fashion and TV and for the finest of Jakarta’s establishments, including the swanky new Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
He’s even managed to get himself featured in Indonesian Esquire not unlike his clients! Well, this thanks to Harper Publishing, and a successful photo exhibition "Worlds Apart" at the prestigious Indonesian National Gallery. Toasted by the diplomatic and art society as "impressive", the exhibit shows that Radek’s photos are, er, not just another pretty face (although they mostly are!). They are also arty and skillful!
He is the author of numerous other photographic exhibits held in Europe; hundreds of his pictures have been published in photographic albums, textbooks, postcards, calendars and magazines in the countries of Europe and North America as well as in South East Asia. He has won in the annual photographic competition organized by prestigious International Federation of Wildlife Photographers.
Recently, Radek is focused on providing photographic services for marketing campaigns and shooting the "it" faces, places and events of Nairobi. His talent is supported by broad experience and modern high-end equipment (Canon DSLR system). Combined with his reliability, no wonder why clients are saying "cheese" off his camera.
And who would have thought this camera slinger also had an intellectual side? Radoslaw Janicki studied geography and completed his doctorate in environmental science. He worked as a university professor and researcher and continues to consult for international organizations on Geographic Information Systems.
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