Kacper Kowalski is a Polish artist widely known and recognized for his aerial photographs of urban and natural environments. He studied architecture at the Technical University of Gdańsk and worked as an architect for four years before devoting himself to flying and photography. The images are captured while flying in either a paraglider or open-hull gyrocopter, which Kowalski pilots himself. By self-piloting and flying at heights of around 500 feet, the artist enables himself to “find images in the process of flying rather than conceiving of a shot and using flight to capture it.” Kowalski’s sense of visual perspective is informed by his training and professional experience as an architect.
Featured image: Kacper Kowalski - Depth of
Winter #32, 2013 (detail). Archival pigment ink. 13 x 19.7 in. 33 x 50 cm. Edition
of 7 + 2 AP / 27 3/5 × 41 3/10 in. 70 × 105 cm. Edition of 7 + 2 AP. Photo
courtesy Galerie XII