Mateusz Piesiak, was born in 1996 in Wroclaw, Poland. He studies Automatics and Robotics at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology and first began taking photographs in 2009. He is a member of the Polish Nature Photographers Association. His images were awarded at national and international photographic competitions, published in journals, and presented at exhibitions.
He’s been interested in nature since he can remember, saying it allows him to calm down and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. He mostly photographs birds. He says wildlife photography requires a lot of patience and preparation, such as building blinds, but when he finally gets the awaited shot, it’s worth the effort.
He says he especially loves those moments when, hidden inside the blind, he feels like a spectator sitting in the front row of a theater, admiring the amazing spectacle of nature taking place before him.
“For me they are the epitome of beauty and gracefulness. Every autumn I spent many mornings at fish ponds in Barycz Valley in Poland trying to photograph them.”
When the ponds are being drained, Piesiak says t... Read More