My name is Mikołaj Walczewski. I am a graduate from the Faculty of Media Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and cinematography at the "AMA" Film Scholl in Kraków.
I am from Zakopane, a city in Tatra mountains (biggest mountains in Poland), and I grew up all my life with people practicing extreme sports.
As a result, I started downhill and freeride skiing, which became such a passion that I cannot imagine not doing it. At some point, I felt the need to start recording it all through photography and film.
I wanted, and still want, to show people how to have an amazing time and that sport can also be an art. I'm also very into architecture photography and the connection of architecture and sports, like skateboarding, can be very beautiful.
For now, commercial photography and film making is my main job but connecting it with sports and people who are stoked about it is my dream.
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