Andrzej Pluta was born in Poland in 1950 and lives in Canada. His unique photographic works are in many private and public collections worldwide including Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia and actress Susan Sarandon . He is considered by many to be a highly collected flower photographer. His work is created by using a Sinar 8 x 10 inch camera. For some compositions, Carl Zeiss Mirotar lens (one of the world's rarest) is used on the Sinar 8 x 10, making it the only camera construction of its kind. Using an unconventional and complex lighting technique, the full frame image is exposed on 8 x 10 Fujichrome film. There is no darkroom or computer work and no retouching of the original color transparency. Pluta has worked for over 27 years as a fine artist in photography. He attended an art photography school as a young man.
He escaped the political situation in his country in 1970. He first traveled to Rome Italy and later to Canada, moving from Toronto to Montreal and then Vancouver undertaking personality and editorial fashion photography. Pluta left for Los Angeles in 1980-1985 where he worked on album covers, ads for fashion designers and celebrities. He developed his own unique style through experimentation. Each series of work produced brings about imaginative abstractions, varied color palettes and unusual camera techniques. Pluta has had nearly 20 solo exhibitions at the Steuben Gallery in New York since 1990 and has been commissioned by the gallery to photograph their limited edition glass several times.
Stara Gallery, Warsaw
JCJ Haans, Antwerp
European Parliament, Brussels
Museum of Man, Sofia
Steuben Gallery, New York,
Fraser Gallery, Washington, D.C.
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