The Wonder of Wanda Kujacz

Each moment when we receive a new image featuring our collection from Wanda Kujacz feels like Christmas morning. And we gasp each time we see a new image she has created. Wanda is a force of nature who has created her own world through her camera and imagination which is inhabited by all those who love her work and draws in new admirers the moment they set eyes on her work.

Each moment when we receive a new image featuring our collection from Wanda Kujacz feels like Christmas morning. And we gasp each time we see a new image she has created. Wanda is a force of nature who has created her own world through her camera and imagination which is inhabited by all those who love her work and draws in new admirers the moment they set eyes on her work.

We had the privilege of asking her some personal questions so we could bask a bit in her wit and wisdom.

Stella Cove: The first time I saw one of your photos, it instantly became a piece of my heart. Are there any photos which stand out in your life as having moved you the most and if so why ?
Wanda : Oh my goodness ! This is so sweet !!! Thank you. When I was young, I was really touched by the work of Sarah Moon. Very pure, poetic and authentic. I remember having tried to collect her work for Cacharel, to feed my heart.
SC : When I see your photos I kind hear music too. Do you listen to music when you are working and if so what music ?

Wanda : I can t work without music. When there is no music on the photo shoots I need to sing !! The music I choose to listen to depends on the mood I am and the mood I would like to blow to the images I am creating.

SC : Do you know what a finished piece of work will look like when you start or does it develop as you work ?
Wanda : I don t. I know what I would like, I know what I am supposed to do (clients wishes) but … the images take my hand and guide me where they want 🙂
SC : What’s the best part of the process ? What is the most challenging part ?
Wanda : The best parts of the process for me is first when I am alone in my studio, with the outfits I have to shoot. I lay them on the floor, and I imagine looks. I like this part because I feel free to play, to compose, to add this and this, to use this item that way, etc I just play then the second part I like is when I m alone again, with my computer, composing the images, the same, playing to add this color here, some red here, some more yellow there,… Just like a cooker or a chief in his kitchen, adding more salt, more pepper, etc

SC : What hopes do you have for your works the moment you release them into the world ? How do you wish for them to affect people ?

Wanda : wish, aim, goal is to enchant the world with my images. This is my only prayer and mission.

SC : What would you advice any new photographers ?
Wanda : ha ha ha … the same advices I give to myself each morning :
to themselves always be true to listen to the little voice inside them (may take time to finally hear it :))
SC : What would you advice anyone who would like to be photographed by you or in general ?
Wanda : To themselves always be true and honest to try to be themselves very strongly, to have this courage, to let unison shine like a diamond.
We take the opportunity to thank Wanda Kujacz for everything she does.

SC : What do you think the role of photography is today ?
Wanda : There are many kinds of photography. I would say that the role of a picture could be to TOUCH the watcher, and make him different even for some seconds.
I think of war pictures or conflicts zones pictures that open our minds, that reveal us a part of our self, because we all belong to the family of Human Beings even if I can have some doubts regarding some individuals.
In some way, the same is true for Art photography. I like when they catch me and make me feel different even for some seconds maybe some days, by revealing me something that was hidden in myself, a whisper, an energy, a hope.

SC : One of the many things I love about your photos is that your subjects seem to have the courage, when in your shoot, to let emanate a more personal part of themselves. The portraits look very honest. How do you manage to make this happen ?
Wanda : Oh My !!! This is the first time I am told this !! And I feel very touched , because this is my aim, to be honest to me and with me, I mean the little girl in me.
Most of the pictures I create even for commissioned works are not far from auto portrait and always something personal, from personal feeling, from my personal story, etc… I am really connected to this little girl in me because she is my best friend 🙂

SC : If you could photograph anyone in the world right now who would it be, why and how would you style them ?

Wanda : WOW !!! May you grant my wishes ?
Sting, Mylène Farmer (french singer), Charlotte Gainsbourg (french actress and signer) and Karl Lagerfeld. I have loved them for such a long time. They all inspire me. They make me the harder to grow and always improve. So I really want to compose something for them.
Even in the girls fashion world, heroes have heroes! Wanda looks up to people who have accomplish a lot in the life an aspires to do the same!

SC : What would you tell your younger self ?

Wanda : I love you, never forget that. and never stop talking to me, because your words are my next steps.

SC : What do you think the role of photography is today ?
Wanda : There are many kinds of photography. I would say that the role of a picture could be to TOUCH the watcher, and make him different even for some seconds.
I think of war pictures or conflicts zones pictures that open our minds, that reveal us a part of our self, because we all belong to the family of Human Beings even if I can have some doubts regarding some individuals.
In some way, the same is true for Art photography. I like when they catch me and make me feel different even for some seconds maybe some days, by revealing me something that was hidden in myself, a whisper, an energy, a hope.

SC : What hopes do you have for your works the moment you release them into the world ? How do you wish for them to affect people ?

Wanda : wish, aim, goal is to enchant the world with my images. This is my only prayer and mission.

SC : What would you advice any new photographers ?
Wanda : ha ha ha … the same advices I give to myself each morning :
to themselves always be true to listen to the little voice inside them (may take time to finally hear it :))
SC : What would you advice anyone who would like to be photographed by you or in general ?
Wanda : To themselves always be true and honest to try to be themselves very strongly, to have this courage, to let unison shine like a diamond.
We take the opportunity to thank Wanda Kujacz for everything she does.

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