Zygmunt Jakubek’s photography focuses on visual abstraction and interplay of color and shape. His color-rich photographic creations are inspired by art of Wassily Kandinsky. He is always on a lookout for false perspective effects to create eye-fooling Escheresque images, reflections in curved surfaces to find magic in visually abstracted ordinary scenes, or projected shadows to reveal hidden dimensions.
Living for many years a “nomadic” lifestyle, Zygmunt developed interest in landscape and travel photography. Zygmunt was born in Poland and before settling in Canada had also lived and worked in the USA, Japan, China, and France. He has extensively traveled around the world visiting nearly 60 countries. His travel photos and travel stories have been published in magazines in Poland, the USA, Japan, and Singapore.
Zygmunt frequently shows his images in local galleries and exhibitions. Every year in June, he opens his studio to visitors during the Orleans Art Studio Tour.
Zygmunt has a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) and an M.S. degree in physics from the Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland). When not creating new images, he works as a research scientist at the National Research Council, where he study nanomaterials and develops nanoscale measurements methods.
For more info about Zygmunt’s photography and to view some of his images, please visit his website and gallery at http://photo.jakubek.net.