Bronze / 2018 / Press / Sports

Baltic Kite Wave Jam

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Sports
  • Company
  • Photographer
    Mateusz Gorny

When I was a child, kitesurfing was like the first mobile phones. It was a unique and fascinating for the most of people. When I grew up and I could afford the purchase of equipment, I started to practice this sport. Along the way I met many wonderful people, because surfing is not just a sport, but also people. A small group of these people decided to create a profession called Baltic Kite Wave Jam - competition for weather forecast. Despite the fairly young age, it is safe to say that this is a cult event for which all kite wave surfers eagerly wait each year. I wanted to show what the kitesurfing is.

Mateusz Gorny - photographer by passion.

The first camera as a child I received from my grandfather on "Christmas" which was like a bean seed. Waiting a few years to germinate, when I saved from spending money on the first digital compact Pentax. The ability to see immediately the results of working together with a course photograph, which was then attached to the magazine National Geographic, awakened my curiosity and desire to experiment more and more with photography.

A year later, I took the first place in the category of "Joy" in the first edition of the polish Grand Photo Competition by National Geographic. As a reward I got the first digital SLR camera, which was beyond my reach - Nikon D70s. Thanks to believe in themselves and simply disappeared in photography for good.

Since then, events have passed more than 10 years. I try to appreciate everything that catches my attention in a way that will interest and interest. My photography is dominated by a passion to the water.