Photography is on the cards for you this morning with recent University of Bolton graduate Karolina Hubner. Throughout her studies, Karolina has concentrated on fashion photography and it’s a pleasure to showcase some great examples of her portfolio on Business Boom today.
“Born in Poland into family devided between art & science, I was destined to become either an artist or a scientist of some kind. Ever since I can remember I have always been interested in art, and photography was easy enough for me to follow and understand at an early age.”
“I have always enjoyed looking at the magazines that my aunt used to bring home from abroad, it was the colours in the photos, the texture of the paper and the idea of creative freedom which caught my eye first, and this (almost subconsciously) led to what I do now.
I’ve always loved playing with my dad’s camera and this finally resulted in taking my first black and white pictures of my best friend. They might have been not exposed properly or focused, but for the first time in my life I felt like this is what I was supposed to do. A few years later I moved to England and what was supposed to only be a gap year turned into my second home. I went to Manchester College, studied towards a BTEC Award in Photography for two years, and it was there that my tutor said I should carry on my studies and go to university. So I did, I was accepted onto a course at the University of Bolton and it has been the best 3 years of my life.”
“As well as photography I’ve got great passion for fashion, and the combination of two came naturally to me. While studying for my degree I had the chance to meet and work with several great up-and-coming fashion designers. It was a great experience working with such creative minds and with their help I shot some great fashion stories.
I use photography as a form of self-expression and I make my pictures for everyone. I usually work with a medium format film camera. I find the square format most suitable for the fashion images, and the quality of the photos isn’t comparable to digital. My choice of subject comes from many different places. I find my inspiration everywhere: music, books, films and every day life.”
“I believe that fashion photography allows us to look at world differently, and can inspire changes in our life. My dream is to get my work printed in one of the well known fashion magazines which inspired me to become a photographer in the first place and one day to own my own fashion studio. But for now I’m focusing on doing my own projects, collaborating with designers and other creative people as well as working as a freelance photographer.”