About

My name is Mateusz Piesiak, I was born in 1996 in Wroclaw in Poland. I study Automatics and Robotics at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. I am photographing since 2009. I belong to Polish Nature Photographers Association. My images were awarded at national and international photographic competitions, published in journals, and presented at exhibitions.


 

I’ve been interested in nature since I can remember. It allows me to calm down and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I photograph mostly birds. Wildlife photography requires a lot of patience and preparation, eg. building special hides. Often, after many hours of sitting in my hiding place, I come home without any photo. However, when I finally take an awaited shot, it rewards any effort.


 

In nature photography I like the moment, when I am hidden in the hide, and like a spectator sitting in the front row in the theater, I can admire the amazing spectacle of nature that takes place just in front of me.

Awards

BBC YOUNG WILDLIFE photographer of the year

The most prestigious wildlife photography contest in the world

fritz polking junior prize winner

1st prize for my project
"Shades of blue"

Epson Pano Awards

1st Prize Winner

Other awards

2018

Fritz Pölking Junior prize – 1st prize

Chromatic Photography Awards – 1st prize

Golden Turtle – finalist

iPhone International Photo Awards – 1st prize (cat. Panorama)

MontPhoto – honor award

2017

Konkurs Pokazów Multimedialnych na Międzynarodowym Festiwalu Fotografii Przyrodniczej „Wizje Natury” – highly commended

Oasis Photo Contest – finalist

Siena International Photo Awards – finalist

RHS Photographic Competition – highly commended

BBC International Garden Photographer of the Year – honorable mention

2016

Photokina – author exhibition

Kuwait Grand Photography Contest – honorable mention

Siena International Photo Awards – 3rd prize (cat. Student)

Siena International Photo Awards – remarkable award (cat. Student)

2015

Golden Turtle (Russia) – specially commended

Epson International Pano Awards – 1st prize

Siena International Photo Awards – 1st prize (cat. Wildlife)

Siena International Photo Awards – 1st prize (cat. Student)

Asferico Photo Contest – finalist

Nature Photography Contest – 1st prize

Memorial Maria Luisa – 1st prize (u21)

2014

Best International Oasis Photographer of the year 2014

Oasis Photo Contest – Grand Prix

RHS Photographic Competition – 1st prize

2013

Wildlife Photographer of the Year – 1st prize (u17)

RHS Young Phtogorapher of the Year 2013

RHS Photographic Competition – 1st prize (u18)

National Wildlife’s Photo Contest – 1st prize (u18)

2012

Memorial Maria Luisa – highly commended

Travel Photographer of the Year – Special Mention

2011

Young Wildlife Phtogorapher of the Year 2011

Wildlife Phtogorapher of the Year – 1st prize (u14)

2018

Tytuł Fotografa Roku 2018 Związku Polskich Fotografów Przyrody OD

Konkurs na Fotografa Roku Związku Polskich Fotografów Przyrody OD – Grand Prix, 1 miejsce w kategorii „Owady i Pajęczaki”, „Inne zwierzęta”, „Impresje” oraz „Świat w naszych rękach”

Konkurs fortepianowy Qulturalia Politechniki Wrocławskiej – 1st prize

Konkurs fotograficzny na Festiwalu Fotografii Przyrodniczej „Przyroda Warta Poznania” – 2nd prize

2017

Konkurs fotograficzny „Latające cuda natury” – 1st prize

Konkurs fotograficzny organizowany przez ZOO Wrocław – 1st prize

Eko multimedialny konkurs – highly commended

2016

FOTO EKO – highly commended

V Ogólnopolski Konkurs Fotograficzny „Człowiek, Świat, Przyroda”  – 3rd prize

2015

Roztocze w obiektywie „Bioróżnorodność RPN i ROztocza” – 1st & 2nd prize

FOTO EKO – 1st prize

V Ogólnopolski Konkurs Dla Młodych Fotografów Przyrody „Różnorodność biologiczna i krajobrazowa Bieszczadzkiego Parku Narodowego i otuliny” – 1st prize

XIV Ogólnopolski Konkurs Fotograficzny „Człowiek, Świat, Przyroda” – 1st prize & złoty medal „za fotograficzną twórczość”

Ogólnopolski konkurs fotograficzny „Przyroda w obiektywie” – 3rd prize

2014

FOTO EKO – highly commended

Ogólnopolski konkurs fotograficzny „Oblicza przyrody” – 1st prize & highly commended

IV Ogólnopolski Konkurs Dla Młodych Fotografów Przyrody „Różnorodność biologiczna i krajobrazowa Bieszczadzkiego Parku Narodowego i otuliny” – 1st prize

2013

XII Ogólnopolski Konkurs Fotograficzny „Człowiek, Świat, Przyroda” – 1st prize

2012

FOTO EKO – runner up & highly commended

Ptaki Latem w Obiektywie Olympus – 1st prize

IV konkurs fotograficzny „Od czasu do czasu idziemy do lasu” – 1st prize

2011

Ogólnopolski Konkursi Fotograficzny „Pocztówka z wakacji” – grand prix

IV Konkurs Fotografii Przyrodniczej „Zwierzęta i ich siedliska” Fotozwierz – grand prix

FOTO EKO – highly commended

Piękno Przyrody – 1st prize

Owady Polski – 1st prize

 

Art

Beside photography my second passion is art. I love to draw and paint. My favorite technique are watercolors and I paint mostly animals.


Above you can find a video of me painting an elephant. 


If you happen to like any of my watercolor painting and would like to hang one on your wall, write me a message.


You can find more of my works here.

Piano

 

I also love playing piano. Couple of years ago I came up with an idea to connect music and photography. I created a series of slideshows and I recorded my piano music to it. Last year I was honored to perform on stage a presentation with live music at the biggest wildlife photography festival in Poland „Visions of Nature” in Izabelin near Warsaw.

If you have any questions, want to collaborate or are interested in purchasing a signed fine art print on your wall, write me a message!

So far I was happy to collaborate with:

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Fujifilm
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bbc earth
national-geographic
vantage development
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