Sopot snapper joins photography elite after being honoured by international federation for his stunning Polish seascapes
Sopot snapper Grzegorz Lewandowski is on the crest of a wave after joining the crème-de-la-crème of international photographers.
The seascape photographer was recognised for his stunning seascapes by the prestigious International Federation of Photographic Art FIAP which honoured him with the title of ‘Excellence FIAP’.
The Federation, which is represented in over 85 countries, said the award was given “for his efforts, work and technique in the domain of photographic art and in recognition for the eminent services he has rendered”.
Lewandowski is now the 200th Polish artist to be recognised by the Federation in its 70 year history.
The delighted photographer said: “By the decision of the world's largest International Federation of Photographic Art FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique), based in Luxembourg, I was awarded the title of FIAP-EFIAP Artist.
“This is a great achievement and a serious distinction. I am, as I know, the only living photographer in Pomerania with such an artistic title.”
Describing his approach to local news portal Trójmiasto.pl, Lewandowski said: “Landscape photography is full of challenges that must be met in order to ‘shoot’ this dream frame in the right light.
“Getting up in the middle of the night to catch the sunrise, or waiting for the best light during winter frosts, is the price that one has to pay for great shots.
“My favorite places are the Bays of Gdańsk and Puck. My most important photos were taken there.”
He added: “Of course, Dębki and the Słowiński National Park are also beautiful.”
Lewandowski’s gorgeous portfolio contains vividly-coloured shots of the sea during different seasons, as well as photographs of Sopot and other locations.
In addition to the sea and the sky, many of them contain boats, piers or rocks protruding from the water.
Born in the city of Gdańsk, on Poland’s Baltic coast, Lewandowski’s career as a photographer has been closely linked to the sea, which has enchanted him since he was a child.
By the age of 13, he says he already knew that it would become the main motif in his work.
Now he says the art of taking pictures is not only a passion, but also a way of life.