Dawid Planeta is a concept photographer and illustrator from Poland.
“All acts of creation begin in your mind. It’s not a matter of skills or technical abilities, it’s using your mind to create the idea which then expands through your body to materialize in the outside world. Your mind and your body are the first two things you have to take care of in order to create something great.”
He came to this realization while working on “Mini People”, his most recent series. It made him realize the power of art and creation. All of this was thanks to an unpleasant circumstance: he faced 'the black dog’ - depression. It’s not an easy condition to deal with. When one's depressed, nothing seems to have a purpose. Nothing is exciting. Decided to change this, art became his way out.
He tried to stop thinking about depression as a weakness and turn it into something brilliant. He started creating dark, mysterious and frightening images originating deep inside his mind. The recurring motif in his work is a small human figure lost in a dark jungle, facing huge creatures. Working on them and contemplating the final effect helped him grow his awareness of who he is and what he’s afraid of. It helped him see his emotions and confront them. It helped him get out of the jungle.