Terra Vivente Kacper Kowalski


Kacper Kowalski, a Polish artist, lives and works in Gdynia, Poland. Having previously worked in architecture, Kowalski chose to devote himself entirely to flying and photography. As both a pilot and photographer, he takes meticulously detailed aerial pictures of diverse natural and urban environments. His captivating images of forests, fields, lakes and open countryside trace industrial damage and the changing pattern of the earth. His evocative photography and striking drawings have received numerous awards, including the World Press Photo Award (2009, 2014, 2015), the Picture of the Year International POYI Award (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), along with many others. His first photography book, “Side Effects” was published in 2014 and won the prestigious Best Photography Book Award in the Picture of the Year contest. Last year he released his second book “Over”, rigorously monochromatic even if photographed in colour. Photographs from both projects are displayed all over the world.