My name is Jakub Polomski, and I am a professional photographer specializing in landscape and travel photography art. Here’s my story, and I hope it inspires you.

2005 was a difficult year for me. I graduated from school, and I didn’t have any idea what to do in my life. I saw some cool photos on National Geographic magazine that inspired me to get involved in photo art. I borrowed a camera from a friend and began photographing landscapes around my hometown, Cieszyn. I was reading about photography and learning everything by myself. As a beginner, I believed 80% of my landscape art photos were good, so I decided to publish them on the Internet. Although they were not good, and I got a lot of negative comments, the critique I received gave me loads of motivation. I wanted to prove myself and others that I could do better.

My day job was a graphic designer, and during my free time, I practiced photography. In 2007, I applied my best photos for a photo contest, and I won the 3rd prize. Since then, I’ve been awarded with many prizes and commendations in national and international photography contests. The most valuable prize for me was National Geographic Poland first place award in ‘Polish Landscape’ in 2010. The award was a 7-days journey to Patagonia (Argentina). It was the first time I had a chance to appear in such an exotic location. When I came back from Argentina, I started building my portfolio. I became popular on Behance. This is how I’m reaching for my own American Dream.

More info: jakubpolomski.com

2007 Poland

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2007 Slovakia

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2008 Slovakia

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2008 Switzerland

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2008 Austria

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2008 Switzerland

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2008 Switzerland

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2009 Austria

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2009 Austria

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2009 Austria

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2011 Italy

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2011 Austria

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2011 Italy

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2011 Argentina

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2011 Argentina

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2011 Argentina

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2012 Slovakia

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2012 France

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2012 France

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2012 France

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2012 Switzerland

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2012 Switzerland

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2013 Norway

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2013 Norway

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2013 Norway

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2013 Slovakia

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2013 Czech Republic

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2014 Argentina

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2014 Argentina

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2014 Chile

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2014 Chile

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2014 Chile

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream

2014 France

My Photographic Journey To Pursue My Own American Dream