Magdalena captures a youthful energy, spontaneity and authentic sense of fun. She shoots all the time, carrying a camera on her shoulder and preferring to be part of the moment, placing her lens in the middle of it all. Her early personal work, in which Magdalena documented the lives of her friends emerging from the skate and metal music scenes, reveals her willingness to challenge accepted norms for a female photographer. Her maturing style transfers this edge and vibrancy to her commercial and editorial work. Magdalena’s tough yet sunny California aesthetic encapsulates a mood of endless summers. She uses ambient light and an uncluttered approach, creating images that retain the truth and rawness of impulsive snapshots.
Magdalena’s first publication, Bite It You Scum, was launched in 2010 at the opening of ‘Exposed’, an exhibition she curated for This Los Angeles Gallery. The Grass is Electric, her second book, was launched at Goodform Salon in March 2012.
Magdalena Wosinska was born in Katowice, near Krakow in Poland, in 1983. She arrived in the USA in 1991 and lived in Arizona before settling in Los Angeles in 2004.