My name is Jakub. In Polish it’s Kuba – pronounced just like Cuba, the island.
I would be fine living in warm, nice Cuba. In fact, I’m fine living anywhere. For the time being, I’m based in Poznan, Poland, but most of the time I’m somewhere abroad, making photos and writing about the curiosities of this world. I like the world and I like the people who’re living out there – hope you can see it in my pictures. Some of them won international awards, like Travel Photographer of The Year or have been mentioned (SIPA, Sony WPO). I specialise in adventure, outdoor photography, but nothing moves you like a good portrait, you’ll find lots of them in my portfolio.
While in Poland, I do public speeches about other countries, especially North and East (Middle East & East of EU). I do my best to show that we’re all less different than we think. I hope my work helps people understand other cultures better.
As a freelancer I work with biggest polish websites (www.wp.pl, www.onet.pl, www.interia.pl, etc.,) and printed magazines (National Geographic Traveler, Podróże, Kontynenty, Poznaj Świat, Rowertour, Elle Man, etc.). I run a blog about Russia (www.rowerowarosja.pl) my book about Baikal was published in 2015. I also guide tours to remote and frozen parts of the world. Also in English. Want to work with me? Just write me 🙂
I love my work. Although all of the materials here are in polish, I’m quite good with English, so if you want to work with me, or just ask anything, feel free to contact 🙂 More of my work on Behance.
For some reason I enjoy harsh weather conditions and I need good clothes to feel comfortable. That’s why I am an ambassador of outdoor down brand – Aura. I use Olympus cameras and I am Olympus brand ambassador.
If you are looking for original, reportage- style wedding photography you came to the right address.
Some of my travels:
2019 – GDMBR (Great Divide Mountain Bike Route) – Cycling 4500 km through USA and Canada on one of the most scenic bicycle trail of the world
2019 – Kungsleden – cycling most iconic trail of Sweden in winter
2018 – Altai – cycling one of the wildest parts of Russia, no trails, meeting shamans and hunters
2016 – Greenland Ice Trip – cycling through mountains and lakes of Greenland on Arctic Circle Trail
2016 – Labuche Kang III (7250 m.)- second highest unclimbed peak of the world
2013 – China, Kuksay Peak (7184m.) – first polish ascent
2013 – Baikal Ice Trip – cycling frozen Baikal lake (Syberia, Russia), 900km on ice
2010 – Afghanistan, first polish climbing expedition to highest peak of the country- mt. Noshaq (7492m.) since soviet invasion in 1978. Then I travelled 1 month across remote Wakhan Corridor – part of Afghanistan utouched by war
Before: Cycling all around Europe, solo cycling from Baikal lake to Mongolia, by car to Kazkhstan, hitchhiking all over the Europe & Asia