Kacper Kowalski

photographer, Poland visit website

Kacper Kowalski © Piotr Biegaj, iczek

2015, 2nd prize stories, Long-Term Projects

2015, 2nd prize stories, Long-Term Projects

2015, 2nd prize stories, Long-Term Projects

2015, 2nd prize stories, Long-Term Projects

Kacper Kowalski, born in 1977, was supposed to be an architect. Yet five years of studies and four of designing were more than enough for him. In 2006, he eventually quit his job and turned to his two true passions: flying and photography.

Both a pilot and a photographer, he takes unique control over each shot, capturing previously unseen natural environments and ordinarily inaccessible cityscapes. The results are unreal, almost graphic images, which reveal patterns, symmetries, and asymmetries created by humans and nature. 

His aerial photographs have received numerous awards, including World Press Photo awards (2009, 2014), Picture of the Year International POYi awards (2012, 2014), NPPA Best of Photojournalism award (2013), and the Sony World Photography Award (2014).

His first photography book, Side Effects, was published in early 2014. He is represented by the Panos Pictures agency for editorials, his fine arts prints are available by Leica Gallery Warsaw. He lives and works in Gdynia, Poland.

profile

WORLD PRESS PHOTO INVOLVEMENT

Winning images by location

Interviews

2015 prizewinner Kacper Kowalski talks about his series 'Side Effects'