Jan Masny is a versatile and dynamic photographer whose work negotiates different themes from fashion to portrait, from art collaboration to advertising.
Masny’s aim is to specifically emphasise the image’s content, be that product, an artistic collaboration or physical movement. However, the artistry of the image is never sacrificed for commerciality, but lends itself to the ability to extract often unexpected aspects from his subjects, contributing a surprising vigour and depth to his work.
Jan Masny began his photographic practice in the studio of Bogdan Axman, Krakow. He very quickly moved to London in 2004 and has since cultivated a fruitful and engaging independent career. Jan has enjoyed advertising commissions from the likes of Sony, Virgin records, Illamasqua, the National Theatre and the Science Museum to name a few, plus international editorial spreads in Cosmopolitan, Elle, In Style, Men’s Health, amongst others.
The collection presented at Shortwave Café showcases three of Jan Masny’s collaborative work series: “Burning Chrome’, “Aquarium” and “Symmetry of crystal” and demonstrates the inspiring variety of his output.