Wojtek (voy-teck) Gil was born and raised in Poland but his artistic landscape is the light and life of Los Angeles and Chicago, particularly the social life of the street. Through his work he attempts to unmask his surroundings and capture them in their essence as only a camera can reveal it. Although there are many smiling faces filling the lens in Wojtek's portfolio, he prefers to capture people devoured by the subway at rush hour, exhausted figures of street workers, physical and mental prostration of the homeless and the beauty that resides in the moment, however ugly its emotional underpinning or social interpretation.
"I believe that this world is more interesting when stripped from any conventional masks it is used to hide behind", says Wojtek.
The essence of his art resides not only in the most acute observation of life but in painstaking attention to detail at every stage of the creative process from composition to final print. In Wojtek's photography the camera blends life, art and technology into a truly exciting body of work.
If you'd like to contact Wojtek, feel free to email him at: me(at)wojtekgil.com