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 Michael Kowalczyk, passionate self taught multimedia specialist with educational background in linguistics, communication studies and academic working experience in instructional media design, application and training.

Currently living in New York City I enjoy making authentic, aesthetic and story invoking photographs about life in public and social spaces.









Email: mail@michaelkowalczyk.eu

Mobile: +1 917 691 0334

Twitter: @mikphoto

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Contests, Exhibitions & Publications

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

Activities, Workshops and Education

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

Photography Projects

  • Smartphone People – Photo documentary project about people looking at and checking their smartphones in public spaces, started in 2015 (Project gallery preview)
  • Aachenlife is a street photography blog project which i started in 2014. I documented my home town Aachen in form of a photographic diary. All photographs were published according to the exact capture time and tagged with German action verbs as well as the street location. The photos are published under a Creative Commons License. (Aachenlife.de website)

Camera Gear

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

EyeEm Marketplace Photo Licensing

I upload some of my photographic works to EyeEm Marketplace to make them available for purchase.
Different image licenses and highest quality image files are available on my EyeEm page. (Visit my EyeEm page)


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