Rafal Kijas
Bochnia, Poland

Rafal is a self-taught photographer working in Poland. Though he never had any teachers, he does find inspiration in avant-garde filmmakers David Lynch and Jim Jarmusch. There is an eerie, surrealist quality in Rafal’s artwork that speaks to these influences. He is not shy to admit that he dislikes anything contrived or “glittery” when it comes to photography. “I despise studio photographs, which I tend to associate with product photography or fashion photography,” he says. Rafal instead strives to shoot images that isolate specific human emotions, such as solitude and fear.

Slaughterhouse
photography , starting at $295

Procession
photography , starting at $295

Winter Silence
photography , starting at $355


Love
photography , starting at $360

Wings
photography , starting at $555

Birdy
photography , starting at $285


Baum Method
photography , starting at $210

Bielsko Biala – Night
photography , starting at $220

The Road
photography , starting at $260


Wind
photography , starting at $345

Path
photography , starting at $335

Around the World in 80 Days
photography , starting at $285


Fear
photography , starting at $260

Shine
photography , starting at $295

Cemetery
photography , starting at $245


Lost Highway
photography , starting at $245

Silence
photography , starting at $345

Subway
photography , starting at $345


Mirrors
photography , starting at $235

Alice
photography , starting at $195

German Shorthaired Pointer
photography , starting at $235


The Raven
photography , starting at $235

Dead Class
photography , starting at $285

Man and Flies
photography , starting at $260


Orphan
photography , starting at $210

Red Trees
photography , starting at $260

The Transatlantic
photography , starting at $260


Zone
photography , starting at $270


Cemetery
photography , starting at $245

Path
photography , starting at $335

Memories
photography , starting at $235


Baum Method
photography , starting at $210

Zone
photography , starting at $270

The Transatlantic
photography , starting at $260


The Road
photography , starting at $260


Speak with Rafal


Rafal Kijas 2/4/2018 | 3:30 AM

Dear Bruce Valley, I am very pleased that my photo has invoked your memories and stirred your imagination - sometimes, I experience a similar thing - with scents; some vague scent can take me for a split second to the past and I do not always feel like coming back.

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B Valley 2/3/2018 | 2:33 PM

As a small child remember sitting on an uncle's lap outside on the porch watching a horrendous thunder storm. Never afraid after that. For the rest of my life just seemed to run toward the storm not away from it literally and figuratively. Your photo serves as a reminder of that characteristic. Excellent....love it.

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B Valley 2/3/2018 | 2:29 PM

remember sitting on an uncle's lap outside on the porch watching a horrendous thunder storm. Never afraid after that. For the rest of my life just seemed to run toward the storm not away from it. Literally and figuratively. Your photo serves as a reminder of that characteristic.

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B Valley 2/3/2018 | 2:24 PM

Just purchased your "Path". Excellent, love it. When I was a very small child

phil825 1/14/2014 | 1:52 PM

Wow, very nice work!

commentsThe Transatlantic
Iv 12/13/2013 | 1:56 PM

impressive photo

commentsRed Trees
Iv 12/13/2013 | 1:43 PM

this is pefect artwork

Iv 12/13/2013 | 12:38 PM

Your creativity and imagination is amazing. Excellent photos. Regards.

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mantbeat 12/13/2013 | 7:25 AM

great work !