My Work is Presently Featured in the “Vitality”magazine – September 2014 issue.

Spirit of the Land

Spirit of the Land

I am happy to announce that one of my fine art fantasy photographs called Spirit of the Land” is presently featured in the Calendar of Events, in the “Vitality” magazine, September issue.

If you are not familiar with this magazine, it is one of the largest Canadian magazines on health, nutrition, alternative medicine and spirituality. You can check it out here.

This original photograph was taken in Alberta, Canada, and the sky was created later by digitally enhancing a suitable sky I have photographed at other occasion. I wanted to enhance the feeling of the place with was so beautiful, quiet and full of energy at the same time.

Spirit of the Land - as printed in the Events Calendar, "Vitality" magazine.

Spirit of the Land – as printed in the Events Calendar, “Vitality” magazine.

This artwork is available for purchase for a variety of publications, as well as fine art prints, including prints on canvas. To purchase it as stock art please go to this page or contact me. If you would like to buy it as fine art print, please follow this link.

You can see some more samples of my fantasy landscapes here.


Celebrate Pisces Zodiac Sign and the Element of Water. See Some Water Related Images from my Collection.

 Pisces – Zodiac sign of Mystery, Feelings and Water.

"In Love with a Mermaid" - photo-illustration.

"In Love with a Mermaid" - photo-illustration from the Astral Travels series.

As you might have noticed when  looking at my artworks, the water element related to the Zodiac sign of Pieces, is close to my heart and often featured in my work.

We are presently under the  influence of Pisces since this zodiac sign, which means Fishes in Latin, is running from February 19 to March 20.

It relates to change, movement and to feelings.

Pieces are very sensitive, emotional people.  At their best, they are very dedicated, like to sacrifice for others and are demanding little for themselves.

They like to dream and sometimes they might feel somehow disconnected from the reality. Other people could find them unrealistic or unpractical, somehow mysterious and hard to know.

In Greek mythology this sign was related to Venus and her son, Eros. It is ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune.

To read more about this very interesting sign, check out this article 


Celebrate the Zodiac Sign of Pisces by Looking at My Water Related Artworks.
Forest Nymph #3 - please click on the image to see a bigger version on my Light Vision Photoshelter website.

Forest Nymph #3 from the Magic Woods series

To celebrate this Zodiac sign, please have a look at some samples of my water element related artwork. I am attaching a few samples of them to this post. You can click on the images to see bigger versions and to instantly receive a quote if you would like to buy any of them.  To search for more of my water related works please type “water” in the search box on my Light Vision Photoshelter website.

I love water and swimming in clean waters of seas, rivers and pools. I also like taking long walks along the beach, hiking beside rivers, lakes and mountain streams, or admiring waterfalls and dipping in healing springs.  In my artworks I often feature nymphs – mythological beings related to water element, or depict water in various forms.

Water – Symbolism and Rituals

Mermaid #1 - fantasy glamour. To see a bigger version please click on the image.

Mermaid #1 - fantasy glamour.

Water not only cleans and purifies but is also related to emotions and even to the subconscious mind. It is one of the basic elements on our planet, and without it, there wouldn’t be any life. It is also one of the most important elements in many myths and rituals celebrated in various cultures. In particular, it relates to Spring and to a new life.

In Poland, my country of origin, there was a pagan custom of drowning so called “Marzanna” – a doll dressed in woman’s clothing. This ritual was representing the burial of winter, or perhaps of the goddess of death and it had place in spring, usually in March.   In some areas of Poland this old pagan custom is still alive today. Read more  here .

 Water and Music, Thoughts and Feelings – How they Can Affect It.

Magic Stream #1

Magic Stream #1 - digitally enhanced photography

It is also amazing that it was recently discovered that water seems to react to our feelings, thoughts and even to music and actually changes its structure.  These astonishing changes could be well observed on frozen water crystals.  Read more about this very interesting research in Dr. Masaru Emoto’s  interview .

You can also read Dr.Masaru Emoto’s  book “The Message from Water”, or watch this short YouTube video  with several samples of the water crystals and how they were affected by music, thoughts and emotions.

This can make us think to pay more attention to our own feelings and thoughts and those of others.  We should really consider to what music and other sounds we are listening, since we are mostly made of water…

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Spirit of Land

Spirit of Land - fantasy landscape.

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I am Featured in Blog. Also Two New Galleries on Photoshelter.


Egyptian Travels - 1 - creative fantasy fashion, digitally enhanced photography

Egyptian Travels - 1 - creative fantasy fashion, digitally enhanced photography

I am very happy to announce that my concept photo illustrations are presently featured in Blog . is one of the most popular websites for photographers.

If you are looking for a photographer, you can search for them there by specialty, city,country, last name, keywords and more.  Just visit blog and then click “search” tab to see all the options available there.

In Love with a Mermaid - creative photo-illustration depicting a couple in love.

In Love with a Mermaid - creative photo-illustration

I have also updated my  Photoshelter  Stock Photography website  by adding there two new galleries.  One of them is Artistic Concept Photo Illustration  where you will be able to see many of my surreal fine art portraits and nudes.

I have also added there Surreal Art – Fantasy Landscapes Gallery  presenting several of my fantasy landscapes inspired by ancient cultures, beauty of the nature, myths and prophecies. 

Ancient Spirits of Tulum #2

Ancient Spirits of Tulum #2

In this blog etnry I am featuring  2  images from these galleries and one photograph from my Fantasy Fashion Gallery.  Please click on pictures to  go directly to my Light Vision Photoshelter pages, where you can see their bigger versions, and even instantly buy them as rights managed stock for a variety of usage, including advertising.

My New Stock Photography Website on

Spirit of Land - creative photo-illustration - digitally enhanced photography

Fantasy Art - Digitally enhanced photography

I invite you to visit my new Light Vision stock photography website hosted by PhotoShelter at: ttp://

You can view and buy there my stock images and get an instant quote for the selected usage. I only sell rights managed photographs and digital art, so you can rest assured that your competition can not buy my work for pennies on Royalty Free CDs, or from microstock websites. I carefully mange rights to images I sell. Please contact me directly if you required exclusive rights for a specific usage, area and time period.

You can also buy there some of my prints and various other products, including  some of my digitally enhanced surrealistic photo-illustrations and travel photographs. More images will be added soon.

Ancient Prophecies Maya # 1 was just featured in TV program called Bridging Heaven and Earth.

Fanasy Art - Digitally enhanced photography, concept photo-illustration.

Ancient Phopecies – Maya #1 – Fantasy art, concept photo-illustration.

My artwork “Ancient Prophecies – Maya #1” was recently featured in art promoting TV show – “Bridging Heaven and Earth”.

You can see this big fine art limited edition Giclee print on archival watercolour paper in this video, in about 10 minutes after this program starts running. Now this presentation is available for viewing on You Tube .

It is an interesting spirituality related talk by Michael Tamura – author and spiritual teacher. You will be able to see my artwork in the background and also to listen to some New Age  music.  I invite you to see this uplifting program.

If you are interested in buying my “Ancient Prophecies Maya #1”  fine art print please contact me for more info.


Emerging Vision E-zine is Featuring my Two Artworks.

Fantasy art inspired by ancient Maya prophecies.

Fantasy art inspired by ancient Maya prophecies.

I just wanted to share with you the news about two of my artworks being featured in the “Emerging Vision” E-zine” #16

This e-zine presents artworks by various artists along with a beautiful poetry. 

Both of my artworks included in this issue were created recently and they are digitally enhanced landscapes. The style of these pieces is somehow different from my previous work. Instead of depicting people, I have concentrated on creating mysterious, symbolic landscapes. As my previous creations, these images were also inspired by myths, legends and by my imagination.

I include one of the images in this post – Ancient Prophecies #2 – Heaven and Earth”.  Both artworks featured in this issue are available as stock art to be licensed for a variety of usage, as well as fine art limited edition prints. For more info please visit my Surreal Landscapes Gallery on my Light Vision stock photography website hosted by Photoshelter. You can also contact me via contact forms on any of my websites, or by replying to this post.