This week we interviewed Bartez83, a mobile photographer that has shown a great diversity of works, from highly post-processed artworks to pure photos. Here is his interview:1. Tell us a bit about yourself
First of all let me thank you for inviting me for this interview. My name is Bartosz, also known as “bartez83” on internet. I'm 31 yrs old, Polish and currently live in London with my wife and son. I’m a mobile photography enthusiast inspired by the everyday things around me. My photos are a mix of styles that I feel work best with the original image. Mobile photography has allowed me to interpret my feelings about environment, conditions, and situations. I love heavily edited photographs that looks like paintings or digital art.2. What was your journey to mobile photography?
I always had big interest in photography as my father is macro and wildlife photographer. in 2004 I bought my first mobile phone with snap-on camera accessory.
It was Sony Ericsson Mca-25 Communicam Cell Phone Camera attached to my Sony Ericsson T230 and since then a lot has changed in mobile photography and it actually took nearly 10 years to develop acceptable quality of images taken with mobile phone or smartphone. I became seriously interested in mobile photography about 3 years ago. At this time I was using Samsung Galaxy S2. I remember I had downloaded a couple of editing apps to crop and enhance some of my family snapshots and then I realized that I could create something absolutely new and artsy by adding some filters, effects or just simply playing with contrast, saturation etc. and that's how it started. Then I began to learn about photography by reading books and watching other photographers work and art. I also shoot with my compact cameras Fuji XF1 and X20.3. What phone(s) do you use to take your photographs?
As I am a big Samsung fan recently I used Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S5.4. What is your favorite kind of photography? What you consider to be your specialties?
I'm actually at the stage of exploration of what kind of photography and what style will suits me but I find these kinds as my favorite: Street, Architectural, Landscape, Nature and Wildlife.5. Do you use any mobile photography accessories?
Mostly tripods. I have about 10 of different tripods
I also have a kit of Telephoto, macro, and wide angle lenses but rarely use it.6. Do you take advantage of the many photography apps that are available for smartphones? If so, tell us your favorite ones.
Yes, photography apps play a big role in my work. here are some of my faves: Snapseed, Picsart, Handy Photo, Vsco Cam, Pixlr Express.7. What are your ambitions as a mobile photographer?
To develop my own style, become recognizable in mobile photography community and participate in exhibitions.8. What would be your dream camera phone?
Actually it would be Samsung Galaxy S5 with little changes. Additionally I would like to manually adjust focus and exposure to get exactly the shot I desire, add a protective lens cover, same like in Sony Ericsson K800
also would be great to save last used settings. It annoys me to set it every time I start camera again.9. Select what you consider to be the best 3 photos that you have shared at The Mobile Photography Blog
I find this question the hardest one so I let you choose for me
(We accepted the challenge and went through all his photos and found these that we really liked)
1. City needs a superhero
2. Pleasant Journey
3. Drawing the lines10. Finally, beside our site, where can we find you on the Internet world?
- only mobile shots
- mobile and non-mobile shots.
Google+: Bartosz Wiatrak
- mobile and non-mobile shots.
You can also see all his photos on our Gallery