I am Karol Nienartowicz and Iím a 29-year old photographer from Poland. I was born in Jelenia Gůra, a small town in the south-western part of the country, and now I live in Gdansk. I still recall one particular day in summer of 2003, when my mom took me on my first mountain trip. I saw that heart-breathing beauty of mountains and I quickly wanted to share this feeling with other people! Thus, I took my photo camera on my next trip. Since that moment, Iíve photographed mountains, combining photography with my great passion for traveling.
I spend several dozens of days per year hiking in mountains, during which I overcome up to 1,000 miles of trails. Iíve visited and photographed more than 20 European countries. Iíve photographed the Polish, Slovakian, Romanian and Ukrainian Carpathians, the Alps in Switzerland, France, Austria, Italy, Germany and Slovenia, the mountains of Albania, Bosnia and Macedonia and Scottish Grampian.
Nevertheless, my greatest passion are photographic expeditions to the highest European mountains Ė the Alps. During these wild trips I sleep in a tent that I always set in places with outstanding scenery, often remote and difficult to reach, where I can take pictures of sunrises and sunsets. I tend to avoid crowded places and popular routes. Iím not afraid to take risk by going with a camera on climbing routes like via ferrata and spending nights in a tent on a glacier at an altitude of 4,000 m above sea level, even during the cold weather and strong winds.