About & Contact

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

Portrait with Pentax K1000 by J. Ruszkiewicz.


Michael Kowalczyk is Another Street Photographer in New York City. Shooting close and wide using available light in color and black and white since 2003. Michaels educational and professional working background is in Linguistics, Communications, Media and Instructional Design. He uses his natural creative talent to mashup concepts and ideas to promote innovate perspectives and solutions. Michael is passionate about promoting environmental awareness, green education and sustainable change trough sharing.

He enjoys to explore, observe and capture meaningful details that are created by the people of the cities. If you are interested in doing street and social photography projects, feel free to reach out and meet Michael on a Photowalk trough NYC.

Giving back with Creative Commons

All of my photographs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. I like to give back what I received and translated trough photography. Feel free to share, mashup and create own work with them. Just make sure to attribute and publish your final work under the same CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Read about the details here.

Permissions beyond the scope of this license can be obtained.


Email: mail@michaelkowalczyk.eu
Twitter: @mikphoto

Contests, Exhibitions & Publications

2016 – Edge of Humanity Online Publication with selected Street Photographs from NYC (Link)
2015 – Photo prints publications in 6 LUUPS 2016 Art & Coupons books (Link)
2015 – Photo prints publication in the LUUPS Aachen 2015 Art & Coupons books (Link)
2015 – Photo contest, 2nd place, Pfarrei St. Jakob Contest “Weg” (Link)
2013 – Photo contest and print publication, Katholische Hochschulgemeinde “Eyecatcher 2” Aachen, Germany (Link & Video)
2012 – Photo prints publication in the LUUPS Aachen 2012 Art & Coupon book (Link)
2010 – Video exhibition, Urban Styles 3.0, “Aachen Tilt Shift” in the Raststätte, Aachen, Germany (Link)
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 (Link)
2013 – Video Workshop “Documentary” with Ralf Marschalleck, Video/Film Tage 013, Institut für Medienpädagogik – Rheinland-Pfalz e.V., Koblenz, Germany (Link)
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)

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)


View my photos at bighugelabs.com Overview of my public Flickr profile, recent and most interesting photos.


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Creative Commons License All works by Michael Kowalczyk Photography are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

For permissions beyond the scope of this license contact me directly via Email: mail@michaelkowalczyk.eu