Winter from Above

It is an art to show the everyday and common from a different perspective. A perspective which can awaken curiosity, engage, surprise and — at least for a moment — transport the viewer up there 
and allow them to contemplate the world from above it all.

It is an art to disconnect from the earthly and join the heavenly.

The Winter from Above series is a result of passion, commitment, love of flying, and photography. For an experienced pilot and an accomplished photographer, this marriage is a natural way to express the beauty of the world as seen from above. It is also the appreciation of the simplicity and the elegance of nature. It offers a unique way to look at common things from a different perspective.

It’s the world where familiar objects take new shapes by vividly contrasting against featureless backgrounds, often recognizable only by the shadow they cast. Some structures remain unknown until the viewer dives into the details. The featureless background makes the images appear almost graphic, crossing the boundary between photography and drawing.

All photographs in this series have been taken from Cessna 172, a personal airplane and flight trainer. In majority of the cases, Filip is piloting the plane and photographing at the same time. This configuration allows him the full control over the attitude of the plane – so critical to the outcome. Sometimes, a safety pilot is present to monitor the flight. Each flight is a mission that required careful planning ⎯ the weather, the visibility, the winds, the angle of the sun⎯all must come together at the right time, with a little bit of luck and chance.

Main Collection – Large Format Prints

Beautifully printed on Hahnemuehle German Etching fine art paper, those photographs are available in 35×50″ size. Stunning clarity and detail of the print allows the viewer gradual discovery of the work.

All works are available for purchase in a limited edition of 20.

Dense Forest

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Solar Panels

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Brooklyn

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Central Park from 10,000 feet / Winter

Part of “Central Park at 10,000 feet – Seasons” collection (click to learn more)

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.
Dimensions: 54✕37 in (137✕94 cm)

Lake at Wintertime

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.
Dimensions: 54✕37 in (137✕94 cm)

The Road Ends

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Solitude

Solitude

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Red Roof

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Tree Line

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Being Above

Being Above

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Braille Field

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.
Dimensions: 54✕37 in (137✕94 cm)

Tree Farm with Carts

Tree Farm with Carts
35.50 x 51.25 in / 90 x 130 cm Limited edition of 20. Signed by the author

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Winter Flocks

Winter Flocks

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Frozen River

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

After the Storm

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.

Dimensions, unframed: 35✕51 in (90✕130 cm)

Sleeping Spring

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.
Dimensions: 54✕37 in (137✕94 cm)

Playhouse

Playhouse

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.
Dimensions: 54✕37 in (137✕94 cm)

Trails on the Lake

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.
Dimensions: 54✕37 in (137✕94 cm)

Melting Away

Pigmented archival ink on fine art paper. Limited edition of 20.
Dimensions: 54✕37 in (137✕94 cm)

See "Winter from Above" in a live setting

Unfortunately, privacy concerns prevent me from showing the works in client’s homes. However, here is an opportunity to see how great those pieces look in a gallery setting. The photographs have been taken during previous solo shows in Poland. More information about those exhibits can be found here

Looking for Zen – open edition prints

Small-format (13×13 in / 33×33 cm) square prints are an attempt to find a harmony between different viewpoints. As a complete set, they also offer the viewer a transition from the natural to the urban, while maintaining the simple and clear aesthetic. They are printed with great detail on the same high quality textured fine-art paper as their larger sibling.

The complete set of 27 has been exhibited together, and select images can be perfect companion to any space. Those images are not part of a limited collection and can be purchased immediately either framed or raw.

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