Born in Jastrzebie Zdroj (Poland), Damian studied at the Academy of Photography in Warsaw. After his first year he decided to set off on a different path and began his search for a photography he could truly call his own.
Born in 1977 in Jastrzebie Zdroj (Poland), Damian Chrobak has been a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers since 2010 and is the founder of the Un-Posed street photography collective.
After studying at the Academy of Photography in Warsaw, Poland, Damian moved to London in 2004, where he completed a Black & White Photography Course at the University of Arts in London. Since then he has been documenting the city’s street life. His work has been published in the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States of America, New Zealand, Poland and other European countries. He has also produced photographs for book and recording covers. He is currently based in London and working on documentary and street photography projects.
Street photography is characterised by a high degree of sensitivity to aesthetic, psychological and sociological insight. The photographer plucks out from his surroundings seemingly random moments and reveals their significance. What is important for him in a photograph is a deeply humane reflection on the nature of the individual and society as a whole. The ordinary moments in everyday life often have a hidden meaning and can be interesting, humorous, bizarre or remarkable. Strolling through the streets of a twenty-first-century city, photographer tries to capture something timeless on film, an eternal truth about man, one which hasn’t changed for millennia.
Project "Everywhere I look, I'm Being Looked At" focuses on the idea of consumption and its impact on changing and shaping our daily routine.