About the author
Michal Razniewski, skier and PZN (Polish Ski Federation) instructor and lecturer, is also a photographer and a cycling and bicycle tourism enthusiast. He has been connected with the Ski School and "Aesculap" Sudety Sports Club since 1970, first as a student and later becoming an instructor himself. He teaches skiing and he is also an instructor trainer for ski instructors. He also photographs events from the above mentioned institutions. He has been designing and updating the website since 2000.
Michał Rażniewski was born in Wrocław in 1953. He has lived in Jelenia Góra for 49 years. Michał has been photographing since 1981. He took the first pictures with his old Ercona bellows camera, which had he been still using at this time. Michał has started his interests in photography since the moment his daughter, named Joasia, was born. There was an obvious need to record her first steps, baptismal ceremony, birthday parties, and family walks down the paths of the Zabobrze housing estate. He was fascinated with black and white photography with its entire process of making pictures. He derived pleasure from having an influence on making the photographs - from capture to the finished prints.
Since 1985, Michał has been participating in meetings, exhibitions, competitions, and outdoor air photography workshops held by Jeleniogórskie Towarzystwo Fotograficzne (Jeleniogórskie Photographic Association). He takes photos of landscapes and sports. Recently, he has been making internet photo galleries that include his so-far photographic achievements: photo essays from bicycle tours, documents and artistic photographs of Jelenia Góra's surroundings. Michał publishes his photos on the Internet, since he finds that the best way to reach the audience. Using a computer, he has already sent hundreds of his photographs all over the world.