Storytelling has always been a big part of my life. I inhale stories; I write stories, I tell stories, analyse them judge them.
I graduated from Film Studies back in Poland. I also hold a diploma in Event Management. Both support my passion for visual storytelling.
For the past decade, I travelled a lot. Now based in Toronto, I am proud to call it home.
I love street photography, architecture and taking candids of people.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Anna. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I have Walter Mitty Syndrome; I zone out from time to time. Other times, I am painfully present at the moment.
Anna, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I want to continue doing what I do - I am happy where I am right now. I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with cameras in general; I believe some moments are not to be immortalised, but simply experienced.
Who is your inspiration in life Anna? How do you keep inspired?
I read a lot and watch a lot. I keep being inspired by trying not to be, by taking breaks from creating anything. Giving myself time and space is what drives me the most.
We all make mistakes Anna; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Sometimes I get too aware of time, and I let people feel that I am anxious. I am working on that.
Anna, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I carefully plan everything - I am a spreadsheet master. I even plan on imaginary slips, every possible obstacle beforehand.
Please tell us, Anna, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Oh, just recently I have had a busy week, so I created a meticulous plan accounting for rest time as well.
Anna, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I use visuals, always!
Anna, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I was invited to part of 2015 Copenhagen Photo Festival. It was the first time I ever showed my works to the broader public.
Anna, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
In photography, I feel there is a lot of flexibility with being creative. If for some reasons the creative juices are now flowing before the shoot or during, there is always a chance to get creative while editing, in post-production.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
Just shoot! Shoot a lot. Know the rules so that you can break them.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I look forward to collaborating with creative agencies, fashion agencies, and brands, by all means, yes!
Photographer: Anna Jozwiak @annajozwiakphotography