I have been taking photos on and off for my whole life, but not until the past few years has photography become more than just taking a nice picture. Photography is my meditation, a means of self reflection and self-expression. My choice of subject comes from my interest in beauty created by passing time, a fleeting beauty of flowers against back drops of textures created by time and use of objects… rusted metal containers, old pealing wood planks, books yellowed by time. I love to observe the relationship of light and texture, the way surfaces of objects reflect or absorb light, the way one object borrows light from another, being illuminated by its reflection. In my photography I try to create a mood of contemplation, reflection and a bit of nostalgia. Much of my inspiration comes from books. I absolutely adore beautiful books. My piles of art books are full of renaissance paintings. I am particularly partial to the Dutch Rennaisance seen in the painters Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Hieronymus Bosch. The still life paintings of Jan van Huysem and Rachel Ruysch are considered to be the most accomplished floral still life painters of the Dutch Golden Age and their work speaks to me.
Agata Maskiewicz is a photographer and costume designer for film and television. Born in Krakow, Poland, Agata came to Los Angeles in 1995. Born and raised in Poland, she studied art and design at Liceum imenia Leona Wyczulkowskiego in Bydgoszcz after which she moved to Los Angeles to study design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.