Filip Wolak

Photographer, commercial pilot, and flight instructor. Also, dreamer, hopeless romantic and stubborn perfectionist (sometimes). Obsessed with flying since the early days, my true adventure with flying began in the early 2000s, after moving to the US from Poland.

I currently work as a professional photographer in New York City, and fly actively for work, leisure or pure discovery. And photography, of course! There is nothing better than the ability to combine things you truly love and see the fruits of your obsessions come alive.

I have previously been named ‘Coolest Nightlife Photographer’ by Time Out New York and ‘Most Influential’ by Lens Magazine for a series of photographs covering nightlife in New York City. What fun times!

My aerial photography has received a few prestigious awards:

  • 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Winner (Open, Architecture)
  • 2017 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris Silver Award (Professional, Nature+Earth)
  • 2017 Chromatic Photo Awards 1st Place (Professional, Cityscapes)
  • 2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards 2nd Place (Nature), Gold (Nature+Aerial)
  • 2020 WPE Annual Final First Place (Aerial/Drone)
  • 2021 Lucie Foundation, The Guardian Project – Finalist (photo series)

and has been part of numerous exhibitions and solo shows.

But, enough of that. Go, see some photos.

Ways to get in touch

telephone: +1 (917) 971 9323


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