The polish Andrzej Dragan , born in 1978 and PhD in quantum physics, is involved in photography since 2003.He says himself that he actually dislikes photographing, which justifies that his photo shootings never take long. What he focuses on is the digital post-process, which can take him up to a month per photo. That’s where he takes his time to determine that specific something of the image that he wants to underline.By using a digital post processing method, also known as the “Dragan Effect”, that resembles painting, he turns the images into one of his impressive and unique portraits.
As he attaches great importance to quality, not quantity, he just produced around 100 portraits until today. Nevertheless, his art was rewarded several times ( Photographer of the year 2007 by “Digital Camera Magazine”) and published in several magazines and books.
He worked commercially for Playstation, Xbox, Converse, Energizer, Police, Amnesty International and many others advertising agencies including DDB, Euro RSCG, Grey, JWT, McCann-Erickson, Ogilvy, Publicis, Scholz & Friends, and TBWA.
Awards: KTR gold and silver medals (2006), two silvers and a bronze (2007), two golds and two silvers and two bronzes (2008), silver medal in the Corbis Photography Awards (2007), gold medal in the Golden Drum Festival (2007), bronze medal in the Epica Awards (2007), silver medal in the International Photography Masters Cup London (2010), Golden KTR Sword for the best short film work (2014).