of photography, graduate of the Lodz Film School. He started his
career in the Educational Films Studio in Lodz (Wytwornia
Filmów Oświatowych w Łodzi),
with “Elementarz” directed by Wojciech Wiszniewski among them
(which was later awarded for the best cinematography at the Short
Films Festival in Cracow).
was the cinematographer for Filip Bajon’s feature film debut “Aria
dla Atlety” (1979) – awarded for the best cinematography at the
Festival of Polish Feature Film in Gdańsk. He also shot the
“Klucznik” TV series directed by Wojciech Marczewski, with
Tadeusz Łomnicki in the leading role. In the following years he
often worked with both these directors: with Bajon he did “Wizja
lokalna 1901” and “Limuzyna Daimler-Benz”, while “Dreszcze”
and “Ucieczka z kina Wolność” were a result of his
collaboration with Marczewski. In the mid-1980s he began to work in
the USA on American production sets, including Agnieszka Holland’s
“Washington Square” (1997) and “The Third Miracle” (1999).
Zieliński is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers
ASC and the Academy of Motion Picture and Science AMPAS.