‘I consider Brighton as my spiritual home’ – Brighton Photographer Ewalina Kudyba
Ewelina is a Polish wedding photographer who’s become quite popular here in Brighton. We can see why on her pictures as their not the ordinary studio fix. Here is some of her work along with a small chat about herself and photography.
Hi Ewelina where are you from? Hi Elin, like most Brightonians I am not from Brighton, I am originally from Krakow.
Why did you come to Brighton? I first came to Brighton in 2003 to learn English during summer holidays, then I left for 4 years and came back again… for a number of reasons.
How do you like it here and what do you like best about Brighton? I consider Brighton as my spiritual home and what I like the most is the variety.
What is it that you do? I am a wedding photographer.
What’s you favourite subject to photograph? I love to photograph people as I am passionate about portrait and storytelling.
Did you study photography or was always a hobby that you changed into professionalism? I studied photography for two years.
What makes a good photographer? Photography is a democratic medium, everyone can take photographs. They may not be great photographs but the process of taking pictures has become exceedingly easy. This is both good and bad. It is good because it allows anyone with a creative mind to express his or her ideas without being bogged down with technique, like learning how to paint. This will present a great opportunity to those creative individuals. On the other hand, everyone snapping another picture, to clutter the closet, or more recently, the computer storage takes a little wind out of the photographic sail. This apparent ease of making pictures erroneously creates the impression that photographic art is easy. Quite the contrary. The greatest photographers in the world have three things in common, a creative eye, the comprehension of their equipment and the ability to communicate both to their subject and the intended audience.
Do you have any favourite photographers? Hmm… Probably James Nachtwey – his pictures are his testimony, they are naturalistic and disturbing in every possible way.
What is the favourite picture you have taken? My best friend with her husband on the mountain pick – the veil got lost, but the photo was well worth it and it was such a funny photo session.
Future plans? Definitely staying in Brighton.
Photographs: Ewalina Kudyba Ego Photography