Pola Esther is sort of a superhero version of herself, who lets her be anybody she wants to be and do all the impossible and inappropriate stuff. Nevertheless, there are a couple of real facts about her. I was born and raised in Poland. The legend says that I was kissed by the Pope and that event made me who I am. That’s actually a true story. I went to the University where I studied Film and Theatre and started to do an experimental movement theatre when I was very young, so performance was my first creative activity. Ten years ago I moved to the States and that somehow shed my Polish skin, my way of thinking and my patterns of action. I had to reinvent myself. I started an internship at the Theatre Center in Connecticut, but it was diverse from what I was doing back in Poland. At home, I was part of a collective, I was used to team work, I could express original ideas, I could improvise. But in Connecticut it was way different. It was hard for me to continue theater there. This is where a camera came to the scene thanks to which I could create my own spectacle. Then I started an artist residency and met artists with whom I could work creatively, I could watch them, and all those creative relationships formed my passion for photography. My art consciousness became stronger and I felt more free. Later I moved to New York where I started extending my visions.