Artist of the Month – Paulina Duczman
After we have finished the Artist of the Year 2018 series, it is time to continue the Artist of the Month features in 2019 as well. We are proud to start with a bang and to introduce you to the outstanding work of Paulina Duczman. UK-based photographer Paulina has won multiple awards for her work. Just take a look through the images in this blog post here, and you will know why she is one of the best when it comes to portrait photography.
How old are you and where are you from?
I am 35 years old and originally from Poland, but I have been living in UK for the last 14 years.
Tell us a little bit about your life at the moment?
My life at the moment is absolutely crazy. I feel like I am catching up the past 30 years. I am a mother to 3 great kids age 5,9, and 11. That is already a full time job itself.
Also, I am running two businesses. One is a Photography business where I offer Fine Art sessions to my amazing clients around the world and the second one is a training business – I am an International Educator.
How did you end up being a photographer?
Totally by a coincidence. My family and I were going on holiday (2014) and I decided that I didn’t want to take only mobile pictures. I needed a camera so I could print the photographs taken during that holiday.
I purchased a Nikon bridge camera. At that time, I knew nothing about the photography so the basic kit was perfect. And… I fell in love with photography. There was no going back. It became my addiction. Photography is my heroine. I am not scared to admit it.
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Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Travelling. But not business travelling like I do now. Real travelling. Seeing the most amazing places in the world. I have got a special list.
What gear are you currently using?
I am a Nikon user: D5, D810, and D850. My favorite lenses: Nikon 105mm and 58mm. I also adore 35mm 1.4 sigma art.
Paulina, what advice would you give out to a new starting photographer?
Don’t be afraid of the critique but always look carefully who is this critique giving. Trust more to yourself and what you believe in. Invest in Marketing. Be clear about your branding.
Try to find the real YOU in your photography. This is the only way to be unique as there are no 2 identical people.
Did the LLF community change the way you see or shoot portraits, Fine Art etc.?
Absolutely. LLF is the most amazing group of people supporting each other and the quality of the work there is beyond amazing.
What plans do you have for 2019?
This year is filled with work and traveling. I have got some planned upgrades to my business that I cannot wait to show. Also, I promised myself I will balance my work-family life a bit more.
So, we hope you like the work of Paulina Duczman. If you want to see our last AOTM, check out the feature about Henry Tieu too!
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