About Maciej Pestka

 

About Maciej

Maciej Pestka is a driven passionate and charismatic photographer with a particular focus on commercial photography, fashion and portraiture. 

Hailing from Poland, Maciej spent over 8 years in Ireland, before he started traveling extensively for work. His unique approach to taking images is all about capturing valuable elements: Maciej set out to value all the aesthetic details that can actually turn an image into a story; capturing its essence and turning it into a relatable borrowed instant.

Maciej is also an entrepreneur, being one of the founder of photo book making collective "Read That Image".

If you are looking for a creative, reliable and transparent professional within the world of photography, Maciej is your best bet.


 

Maciej's personal Documentary projects
Presa de Lanzarote
Slackwater


Selected Commercial Clients:
Gavin Friday
Paul Costello
Alfaparf
Marco Pierre White

FHM (Australia)
Diva Magazine (UK)
DNA Magazine (NY)
Life magazine (IE)
Irish Independent (IE)
Image magazine (IE)

Awards
2015 - One Eyelid Photography Awards 2015 - Fine Art -Still Life Category - Finalist
2014 - International Phtobook Dummy Award 2014, Kassel - Shortlisted
2013 - Propeller Award
2013 - The Undergraduate Awards - Highly Commended
2012 - Canon Creative Asia Photography Awards - Commercial and Fashion category - Bronze Award
2011 - Canon Creative Asia Photography Awards - Commercial and Fashion category - Bronze Award
2010 - International Color Awards - Nominee

Education
2013 - BA Photography (Honours), Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin

Exhibitions
2014/05 - Slackwater, solo show, The Copper House Gallery, Dublin
2014/02 - The Life of Psy, solo show and book launch, The Library Project, Dublin
2013/11 - Myths and Legends of Eastern Europe, group show, Galerie LWW, Amsterdam
2013/10 - Poznan Photo Diploma - finalists show, Galeria Słodownia, Poznań
2013/06 - Propeller Finalist Show, The Copper House Gallery, Dublin
2013/06 - Dublin Institiute of Technology Graduate 2013, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
2012/07 - Flux group show, South Studios, part of Photo Ireland Festival, Dublin
2012/07 - 20x20 group show, Inspirational Arts Gallery, part of Photo Ireland Festival, Dublin
2011/08 - Presa de Lanzarote photo book, Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast
2011/07 - Presa de Lanzarote photo book, Photo Ireland Festival, Dublin
2011/04 - Gavin Friday's 'Catholic' album artwork exposition, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
2010/06 - The Circus solo show, Fotopolis EXPO - Warsaw's Days of Photography, Warsaw
2009/09 - The Circus solo show, D-Light Studios, Dublin