Irena Anna Sowinska takes photography to the limits of its capabilities. Sowinska captures vistas for maximum graphic impact, with drastic framing and daring asymmetries. Her images roam all over, from cities to the sea to the sky. After shooting, she smoothes and saturates the colors, pushing them just outside the extremes of nature. With the palette thus heightened and the textures treated to amplify contrast, Sowinska creates a visual language that brings out the unreal in the most realistic of photographs.
Sownska's other great talent lies in the unexpected scene. These works are not so much landscapes as they are smaller, more individualistic moments that show a space in time notable for its peculiar juxtaposition or surreal tinge. A marble statue seems to be reacting to the romantic scenery outside the window, or a footprint disrupts an otherwise untouched beach.
Sowinska was born in Torun, Poland and currently lives in Rome, where she has adopted the Italian nationality. Her many years spent living in China, India, and South Korea have informed her photography and appreciation for different landscapes.