I am Michael Kowalczyk, passionate self taught multimedia specialist with educational background in 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.
Contests, Exhibitions & Publications
2015 – Publication with selected Photographs, Luups Aachen 2015 Gutscheinheft (.PDF)
2015 – Contest, 2nd place, Pfarrei St. Jakob Contest “Weg” (Pictures)
2013 – Contest and Publication with selected Photographs, Katholische Hochschulgemeinde “Eyecatcher 2” Aachen, Germany (Video)
2012 – Publication with selected Photographs, Luups Aachen 2010 Gutscheinheft (.PDF)
2010 – Video Exhibition, Urban Styles 3.0, “Aachen Tilt Shift” in the Raststätte, Aachen, Germany
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
2014 – Photography Workshop “What do you want to say?” with Paolo Woods, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
2013 – Video Workshop “Documentary” with Ralf Marschalleck, Video/Film Tage 013, Institut für Medienpädagogik – Rheinland-Pfalz e.V., Koblenz, Germany
2009 – Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Communication Studies and Philosophy, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Aachenlife.de 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.
RICOH GR and Pentax K5
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