Marcin Sobas has a body of work that speaks to a photography maxim: Nature is still the best subject. The endless cycle of birth, growth, death and rebirth; the arc of the sun and the moon in a 24 hour period; the play of clouds and fog as both filter and subject — your window could look out at a tree on a hill and you could find a million different ways to capture it in a photograph over the course of a year.
A hobbyist, Sobas benefits from his sense of timing and his appreciation for Nature as Subject. His misty hillsides and above-the-cloud compositions are quintessential landscape shots: just the right light, just the right fog, just the right angle.
I popped a few questions the artist’s way to learn a little more about his approach.
Why the fog and the green as subjects?
MS: I have always been fascinated by fog. Mists are mysterious and you never know what will emerge from them. On green fields, the light is discovering their form at a right angle. Some places then look magical.
Do you do commercial work? If not, do you want to?
MS: At the moment, I treat it as my hobby. I really respect commercial work and I’m open to any suggestions and any cooperation.
What is your process?
MS: It all depends on the air and weather conditions. The foundation is good light and then the process is easy.
Can you dive into the kind of gear do you use?
MS: My main equipment is Telelens and sometimes a wide lens. I’m working on a Canon.
What’s your favorite location you’ve shot at thus far?
MS: From the places that I have visited, my favorite is Tuscany in Italy. But for the moment I have not visited too many places.
Anything else you’d like to add?
MS: The whole world is beautiful and amazing. I would love to visit both America and my dream is New Zealand.
Check out more of Marcin’s work here.