This portfolio is a selection of pictures taken over the period 2013-16. It is organised into five sections representing different aspects of my work. Narrative Pictures are storytelling images, usually assembled from multiple photographs and frequently inspired by Old Master paintings. Photo Paintings combine photographs and digital paintings. Portraits include a number of portraits inspired by pictures from the Gilded Age of Sargent and Lavery. . And the Polish Portraits are a selection from a series documenting Polish artists living and working in the U.K. The final section includes a number of Nude Studies. These photographs would not have been possible without the help of a number of people including Paola Sammartino, Elizabeth Franks, Rebecca Dennis, Claudia Oliver and Suki Miles. And, of course, the models whose hard work and patience were essential to each image.
Maja Szymczyk (Selected for Portrait of Britain, 2016)