Julia Horeftari for Art-Sheep
all images courtesy of Kacper Kowalski
Greetings, my brave reader.
Gdynia-based photographer Kacper Kowalski is well known for his aerial images of his native Poland. He graduated from the Technical University of Gdansk, where he studied architecture. His true passion, though, is photography, so, after working for four years as an architect, he devoted himself to taking pictures. And flying. Because flying is Kowalski’s other passion, which he combines with photography producing awesome aerial landscapes, in which his architectural background is evident.
For his latest project titled “Toxic Beauty”, Kowalski took to the skies with his paraglider and shot pictures of the chemical plants and copper mines oozing toxins in the Polish landscape. With this project, the photographer investigates the traces left by the human civilisation on the land that tolerates them, turning the depravity of industrial injury inflicted upon the land into exquisite visions.
“This is my contribution to the never ending discussion on what is beauty”, Kowalski says. Scroll down for a few more of his pictures taken out from his new project, my brave reader, and don’t forget to check out his website; you won’t be disappointed.