If you haven’t seen much of Poland yet, then Kacper Kowalski’s aerial photos will make the perfect introduction. Born in 1977, the artist originally holds a degree in architecture, but has turned to piloting and photography instead. While flying above northern Poland, he found two incredibly beautiful lakes and decided to capture them as they change throughout the seasons. One of the lakes is in Kashubia and another one in Pomerania. Being in control of both the plane and the camera gives Gdynia-based artist a unique ability to control and handle each shot as he pleases, so each photo is thought-through and completed.
Internationally-renowned artist has received a number of significant awards and recognitions, Nikon’s Nikkor 75th Anniversary Award (NPCI 2008-2009) being one out of many. Nikon described Kacper’s winning photos as “awe-inspiring thanks to its unique angle and its subject, a never-before-seen landscape.” Kacper’s work was also recognized with the World Press Photo award, National Geographic, Pilsner Urquell International Photography Award (IPA), Sony World Photography Award, Picture of the Year International (POYi) Leica Oskar Barnack Award.
Even though working along similar principles as Klaus Leidorf, Kacper demonstrates unique style, and his aerial photos give us a unique chance to see the landscapes from a new perspective, where the entire forest seems to form a uniquely patterned carpet. For more stunning shots of the Earth from a bird’s point of view, check out the works by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.