My name is Olga Baczynska and I am a Berlin-based portrait photographer.

I caught the photo bug from my father who took photos professionally when he was younger. He used to have a dark room in our bathroom and I grew up knowing I should never touch the development chemicals. Despite this advantage it wasn’t until I turned 28 that I started pursuing photography as a career. One of the reasons were those non environmentally friendly
chemicals. I decided early on that I would become a photographer only once camera technology caught up with analogue systems and all one needed for developing was good software.

However, I didn’t spend all those years waiting in vain. I used this time to stay close to my passion. I have worked for photo agencies as a sales person, and later for a magazine as a photo editor. This trained my eye, as I had to go through hundreds of photos a day, and gave me time to learn to use various flash systems and light modifiers and programs like Photoshop or Capture One. I have assisted other photographers too which taught me many valuable lessons. However most of what I know today came through many hours of learning and experimentation
something I continue to practice till this day.

I often work with musicians as I feel a great connection to the medium they have chosen as a focal point of their artistic expression. Music is one of my passions
even though I can’t play an instrument to save my life and it often influences my craft. It makes taking portraits fascinating, creative and all the more fun.