RP

Radek Polak

Warsaw, Poland

People & Lifestyle | Editorial & Documentary

I am a graduate of Photography at the Multimedia Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland. I am focused on portraiture and documentary photography. I am interested in male identity and traditional communities. Photography is a my mean of bonding with people. For the last years i have been working on documentary projects in Poland and Georgia, encountering a variety of characters and human stories. As a commercial photographer I regularly photographs celebrities from the world of music , culture, science and politics. My work is published in national press both in Poland and in Georgia (Elle, Esquire, Gala, MALE MAN, Twój Styl, Anabechdi and Hot Chocolate). Music inspires me so I am working with polish and georgian musicians ( i.e. Soft Eject or Green Room). Between 2008 and 2011 I was a lecturer in Warsaw Academy of Photography. In 2008 I was granted the first prize at Best lifestyle cover category of the Grand Front Awards, Poland and in 2020 I won 1 st Prize in Category Documentary Longterm Project in Grand press Photo competition. With my friend Vaho Babunashvilli - author and musician in 2012 I started a 3-years’ photographic work on „Georgian Taste”, a book on Georgian culture, people and cuisine, published in Poland in 2015. The book was sold in 6000 copies.

EXPERTISE

Professional

STUDIO

Yes

POST PRODUCTION

Yes

VIDEOGRAPHY

No

I am a graduate of Photography at the Multimedia Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland. I am focused on portraiture and documentary photography. I am interested in male identity and traditional communities. Photography is a my mean of bonding with people. For the last years i have been working on documentary projects in Poland and Georgia, encountering a variety of characters and human stories. As a commercial photographer I regularly photographs celebrities from the world of music , culture, science and politics. My work is published in national press both in Poland and in Georgia (Elle, Esquire, Gala, MALE MAN, Twój Styl, Anabechdi and Hot Chocolate). Music inspires me so I am working with polish and georgian musicians ( i.e. Soft Eject or Green Room). Between 2008 and 2011 I was a lecturer in Warsaw Academy of Photography. In 2008 I was granted the first prize at Best lifestyle cover category of the Grand Front Awards, Poland and in 2020 I won 1 st Prize in Category Documentary Longterm Project in Grand press Photo competition. With my friend Vaho Babunashvilli - author and musician in 2012 I started a 3-years’ photographic work on „Georgian Taste”, a book on Georgian culture, people and cuisine, published in Poland in 2015. The book was sold in 6000 copies.

EXPERTISE

Professional

STUDIO

Yes

POST PRODUCTION

Yes

VIDEOGRAPHY

No