Richard Avedon:

‘beautiful and strange photographs … full of deep feeling’.

Alexi Lubomirski:

“… Extremely soulful…”

Bem Le Hunte:

“You are such an evocative photographer, with images that are so haunting, conjuring up stories from another time and place”

Over the past 40 years Boleslaw Lutoslawski has photographed many of the greatest figures in the arts in Europe, spanning the worlds of music, literature, dance and theatre. Arriving in London from his native Poland in 1980, he was immediately absorbed into the capital’s fast-moving cultural scene, taking portraits of the likes of Glenda Jackson, Tom Stoppard, Bill Brandt, Philip KingErnst Gombrich, Peter Hall, Tambimuttu, George Martin, Marina WarnerClaes Oldenburg, Lucy BurgePaloma Picasso, Helaine Blumenfeld, Richard RogersJohn Peel, Anthony Caro, Simon Callow, James Bonas on assignments for Vogue, The Independent, Newsweek, The Illustrated London News, BBC and Harper’s & Queen among others. His work, however, is not constrained by time or place. And it has absolutely nothing to do with fashion. Instead, it results from a moment of special affinity, a kind of spiritual kinship, between two different personalities – the photographer and sitter.


Studies: Polish Film School in Lodz and Art History at Jagiellonian University in Krakow


Boleslaw Lutoslawski is a Portrait Photographer based in London (UK) and Lublin (Poland). 

He has also published several books in English and Polish. 




photo: Max Lutoslawski - taken on stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London

photo: Max Lutoslawski - taken on stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London


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