Featured Artist Eva Polak

Artist Eva Polak specializes in impressionist photography, using her camera like a paintbrush to capture  images filled with light and color. Enjoy more of her art by visiting her website.

 

“Quantum Reality” (from Dandelions series) Digital Photograph, Various Sizes by artist Eva Polak. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Quantum Reality” (from Dandelions series) Digital Photograph, Various Sizes

 

My inspiration comes from the beauty of everyday things around me. The natural world provides me with an almost unlimited supply of subjects. It is a gift to be able to share and express myself through impressionist photography.

 

“Hope” Digital Photograph, Various Sizes by artist Eva Polak. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Hope” Digital Photograph, Various Sizes

 

I am an artist, photographer, author and teacher, originally from Poland and now living in Auckland, New Zealand. I specialize in impressionist and abstract photography.

 

“Walking with Angels” Digital Photograph, Various Sizes by artist Eva Polak. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Walking with Angels” Digital Photograph, Various Sizes

 

As far as I remember, I was always interested in art but never actually followed any artistic pursuits, until I immigrated to New Zealand in 1997. When you are surrounded by beautiful nature, you can’t help but become a photographer.

 

“A little Pink Hat” Digital Photograph, Various Sizes by artist Eva Polak. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“A little Pink Hat” Digital Photograph, Various Sizes

 

Ten years later, I discovered that I could use my camera like a paintbrush. I remember looking in awe at the painterly images filled with light and colour. I was fascinated. From that day on, picking up a camera became an addiction as I constantly tried to capture the play of light in each scene that unfolded before my eyes, searching for the essence of a subject and expressing it in a creative way.

 

“Light Worshipers” (from Parallel Universes series) Digital Photograph, Various Sizesby artist Eva Polak. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Light Worshipers” (from Parallel Universes series) Digital Photograph, Various Sizes

 

I like to start with observation and analysis; thinking about the subject, what I feel about it, how best to approach the subject, and finding the distinctive quality and mood. I keep these thoughts and ideas very much in mind as I’m photographing. I like my images to look spontaneous and candid despite my careful planning and preparation. My work is captured entirely in the camera and on site, with minimal modification afterwards. I enjoy experimenting with various approaches to my photography and find that this constant experimentation is what excites me most.

 

“Motherly Love” (from Parallel Universes series) Digital Photograph, Various Sizes by artist Eva Polak. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Motherly Love” (from Parallel Universes series) Digital Photograph, Various Sizes

 

I love working in series, as this gives me great insights into the subject and the opportunity to capture it in many different ways. My best known series are “Sculptured by Tides,” “Dandelions” and “Parallel Universes”.

 

“A Corner of Heaven” Digital Photograph, Various Sizes by artist Eva Polak. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“A Corner of Heaven” Digital Photograph, Various Sizes

 

Seeking out new subjects, developing projects, and experimenting with the vastly different qualities of light, has always played an important part in my creative development, ultimately making me a better artist.

 

“Romantic Evening” (from Parallel Universes series) Digital Photograph, Various Sizes by artist Eva Polak. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Romantic Evening” (from Parallel Universes series) Digital Photograph, Various Sizes

 

I’ve learned to expect the unexpected when making my art. There are times when I don’t know where a photoshoot will lead me, but I follow my intuition as it guides me along, one step at a time.

 

“Ballerinas” (from sculptured by Tides series) Digital Photograph, Various Sizesby artist Eva Polak. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Ballerinas” (from sculptured by Tides series) Digital Photograph, Various Sizes

 

I’m passionate about impressionist photography. I love the challenges this charming style gives me. I love the pleasure my photographs give to others. I like to photograph happy images, those that make us feel good about the world we live in. I’m so lucky to have this passion.

 

“There is a better place for me” Digital Photograph, Various Sizes by artist Eva Polak. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“There is a better place for me” Digital Photograph, Various Sizes

 

As an artist my aim is to create images that people can live with and look at with increasing pleasure—to express a feeling or a moment in time which then becomes timeless. As author and teacher, my goal is to connect with like minded people and share my knowledge through my blog, books and workshops.

 

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Comments

  1. What a pleasure to be introduced to your wonderful art! Your photographs are so beautiful and mesmerizing.

  2. These photographs are beautiful… I especially love those macros!

  3. pawelprzylecki says:

    Beautiful and subtle, full of grace and light…

  4. Judy Klaus says:

    always captivating and inspiring. Thanks Eva

  5. lionel m.cassola says:

    Totally a new look to mix art and photography. Would appreciate to know further about this innovation to reproduce better photos.

    • Thank you Lionel. When you visit my website just check up my tips and techniques section. It’s full of free resources about impressionist photography. If you want to explore this subject further I invite you to join one of my online courses. 🙂

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