Rafal Makiela

Rafal Makiela

Rafal Makiela is 41 years old and originally from Wroclaw in Poland, but is now based in Dubai. His photography began in 2005. The impulse of interest in this field of art was the birth of his daughter Maksymilianna and the subsequent desire to immortalize every day of her life. And so it became his passion. Slowly Rafal learned how to follow the best photographers and he was practicing constantly. He was looking for the form of expression in different fields of photography.

Finally one day he came across the pictures of Zena Holloway and he decided to create something as spectacular as her pictures. Now Rafal Makiela is a professional photographer that specializes in underwater fashion photography, commercial advertising, and weddings. His works evoke a sense of dreamlike wonder and have appeared in many magazines and periodicals as both advertisements and editorials. He also took part in bigger projects including outdoor campaigns.

When working, he is fully focused on his job as he always wants to achieve the best results possible. His work is appreciated in many places in the world. About his own photography he says:

"The underwater world is something mysterious and magical. Everything is different, there is no defined end to the bottom or top. Gravity law almost does not apply, the light propagates differently, sometimes completely unpredictable. Here, almost everything you dream is possible. Each vision and the idea is feasible."

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