About & Contact

Michael Kowalczyk portrait on the beach with analog Pentax K1000. Photo by J. Ruszkiewicz.

Portrait with Pentax K1000 by J. Ruszkiewicz.

I am a self taught Photo- and Videographer with professional background in instructional media design, application and training. Currently living in New York City I focus on the creation of authentic photographs about the life and culture in urban spaces.

Do you need help with your photo-, video and design projects? Work with me as a local and/or online tutor trough WyzAnt. (WyzAnt profile page)


Email: mail@michaelkowalczyk.eu
Twitter: @mikphoto

Contests, Exhibitions & Publications

2015 – Photo prints publications in 6 LUUPS 2016 Art & Coupons books (read more)
2015 – Photo prints publication in the LUUPS Aachen 2015 Art & Coupons books (read more)
2015 – Photo contest, 2nd place, Pfarrei St. Jakob Contest “Weg” (pictures)
2013 – Photo contest and print publication, Katholische Hochschulgemeinde “Eyecatcher 2” Aachen, Germany (read more & video)
2012 – Photo prints publication in the LUUPS Aachen 2012 Art & Coupon book (read more)
2010 – Video exhibition, Urban Styles 3.0, “Aachen Tilt Shift” in the Raststätte, Aachen, Germany (read more)
2009 – Photo exhibition, Urban Styles 2.0, “Klingeln” in the Raststätte, Aachen, Germany (video)

Activities, Workshops and Education

2015 – Volunteer on Photoville Education Day, New York City, United States (read more)
2014 – Photography Workshop “What do you mean?” with Paolo Woods, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria (course description)
2013 – Video Workshop “Documentary” with Ralf Marschalleck, Video/Film Tage 013, Institut für Medienpädagogik – Rheinland-Pfalz e.V., Koblenz, Germany (course description)
2009 – Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Communication Studies and Philosophy, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Aachenlife – Street photography diary project about my home town Aachen. (Aachenlife.de website)

Camera Gear

RICOH GR and Pentax K5 (Read more about my Camera Gear History)

EyeEm & Getty Images

Selected photographs are available for purchase trough the EyeEm Marketplace and trough Getty Images. (EyeEm profile page) (Getty Images)


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