Michael Kowalczyk Selfie with Mirror

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.




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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.

Camera Gear

RICOH GR and Pentax K5

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