I photograph many different subjects using variety of genre's. Mostly in UK/US and EU...Traditional and Digital...as seen featured in POPEYE Magazine (Japan), Business Insider (US & UK), Fubiz (France), Metro (UK), My Modern Met (US), Dodho (Spain)

I also shoot, print and frame classic & contemporary painting inspired portraits & recreate traditional photography technics , please contact me for all the details and prices. Working with my wife, stylist Magdalena Paszko-Golanski on variety portrait projects in which she often models and styles. 

Ancoats, Manchester UK 2016 . There is not much to put in it. I've graduated from University of Bialystok year 2003 in North East Poland. My specialisation was Cultural Studies MA. First professional career started as a journalist/photo-reporter in local daily newspaper Gazeta Wspolczesna. After few years working and being completely disillusioned by lack of principals in the trade I decided to immigrate into UK and got offered account management job for IT company which I held for more then eight years. Other jobs I did on the way as follow : chef and kitchen assistant, DVD rental customer advisor, airline service and reservation agent , digital camera salesman, fruit & veg processing plant worker, wedding photographer, forklift driver & warehouse operative, warehouse manager, forest worker and blinds and window fitter at my fathers business. Once I even considered to take a training to become a hairdresser.

Now I am pursuing my long dream of being photographer and creator of my own photographic projects. My influences comes from classic colour American Photography, popular culture, films, Magnum journalism and modern art. Basic's of photography taught me my father Andrew who back in the 80's Poland used to be an event photographer in small town of Siemiatycze where I was born. I used to help him, mainly by carrying his bags with equipment and trying to learn how the darkroom works.

If you would like to promote, commission or purchase my work please message me via contact page.

Link to my property photography page www.samstraightshooter.com

I am also available for hiring in UK ( Manchester ) and US for commissioned projects and commercial work in media, fashion, events, creative product photography, personal portfolios, artist head shots and more. 


Josef Hoflehner, Witold Krassowski, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Joel Sternfeld, Jeff Wall, Mark Power, Robert Frank, Bruno Barbey, Erwin Olaf, Nadav Kander, William Egglestone,  Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Misrach, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Greg Miller, Dmitry Markov, Josef Koudelka, Roman Vishniac, Pieter Hugo, Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, Irving Underhill

Quality archive prints from my personal projects available in different sizes, worldwide shipping.

Selected Clients & Publications


www.artphotoindex.com   www.businessinsider.com   www.6sqft.com   

www.theillest.pl    www.metro.co.uk   www.dodho.com

www.madeinshoreditch.com   www.thump.vice.com   www.fubiz.fr

www.thephotobrigade.com   www.dodho.com   www.mymodernmet.com 

www.rocknrollbride.com    www.factmag.com  www.tabi-labo.com



www.magazineworld.jp POPEYE Magazine Issue 853 May 2018,  Park Avenue Doormen, photographic essay NO 24 page 92 & 93 (New York Edition Issue) Print Only Publication in Japan

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