PhotographerThomas Michalczyk
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryErlangen, Germany
Photo DateJanuar 2016
Technical InfoShoot on a Nikon
Entry Description

Mayuko, mother of three children, is Japanese and exercises several times a week in her Kendo armor. She becomes a fighter. However the metamorphosis is not just putting on the armor. Her posture and her radiance change. Her whole radiance characterizes the awakening of a different person.

About Photographer

Thomas Michalczyk lives in Erlangen, Germany and is a 7th semester design student with major in Photography, CGI and Cast (Audio-Visual Communication) at the University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg. 2009 he first majored in electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim and moved to Bavaria to work as an engineer. He always has been very curious and creative. Art, Design and Photography were and still are very important to him. He wanted to become more serious about working in the field of Photography and Film, so he decided to study Design. He spent his 5th semester (practical semester) in a creative agency in London to learn and become more acquainted with the professional life as a retoucher and CG artist. Photography is a very exiting way to combine technology and creativity for him. Together with CGI, these tools can create whole new worlds. They let express him in a very unique way. At the moment, he is working on his bachelor thesis to complete his design study in spring 2018 and start his master degree in Paris.