I'm  Frank Machalowski 

About MeAbout

I'm a photographic artist and freelance photographer.

a German award winning photographic artist and photographer, born in Berlin who lives and work in Leipzig today. After studying Economics in Berlin and applying myself to various trades I work as a freelance photographer and artist since 2011. I first got into photography as a hobby and at the beginning I was mainly into digital photography, but then I started shifting back to film as I found the charming characteristics and atmosphere of film photography to be more fascinating. Today I even develop and print some of my photos by my own. My major areas of interest are the city and the country side, these two opposite fields with all their major differences and their potential for a perfect interaction become more and more attractive to me.
Some photographs of my series 'monster', 'multiexpo' and 'tierwald' were shown in Germany, France, USA, Spain, India, UK and Italy at renowned galleries and festivals. I'm part of a permanent collection of the Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris.
Since 2014 I'm a part of the project "Berlin-Photography" represented by the Carpentier Gallery in Berlin (berlin-photography.de). It is a collective of 32 photographers who are concern with the city of Berlin.
Selected works were offered for sale at YDP (YourDailyPhotograph.com), a resource for collectors of fineart photography from the California Duncan Miller Gallery and at CAZALE - Art.Bureau.Berlin (cazale.net).
I'm listed at Art Photo Index (www.artphotoindex.com) and LensCulture (lensculture.com).

Besides artistic activity, I work for musicians and private persons as an portrait and stills photographer.
I work mainly with analogue photographic techniques.

You can see me and my work on a short film here: vimeo



My Referencesreferences

awards, exhibitions and publications

03/13 - Arte Laguna Prize / Venice IT - Finalist

05/13 - Darkroom Gallery / Vermont USA - Honorable Mention Juror Award

11/13 - Grand Prix de la Decouverte / Paris F - 1st Place in Architecture


10/14 - MIFA Moscow International Foto Award 2nd Place in Professional Architecture : Buildings

12/14 - Adore Noir Magazine - 2nd Place Portfolio contest 2014

12/14 - ND Awards 2014 - 3rd Place in Architecture: Buildings

12/14 - ArtCompetition.net - "Animals"- Wild, Domestic, Land, Air or Sea - Honorable Mention


01/15 - Hoepfner Stiftung - Stadttraum-Traumstadt - Europäischer Förderpreis für Fotografie

02/15 - Art of Building 2014 / CIOB - Finalist

03/15 - Monochrome Awards 2014 - 1st Place - Photomanipulation Photographer of the Year 2014

03/15 - Monochrome Awards 2014 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art

03/15 - Monochrome Awards 2014 - Honorable Mention - Architecture

03/15 - Golden Camera Award / Kiev UA - 1st Place in professional Architecture

05/15 - Tetenal B/W European Classics Award – 1st Place Germany in Animals

05/15 - Motif Collective Photography May 2015 - 1st and 3rd Place in Architecture

07/15 - Fine Art Photography Awards 2015 - 1st Place in Architecture

07/15 - Fine Art Photography Awards 2015 - Honorable Mention in Photomanipulation

10/15 - International Photography Awards 2015- Honorable Mention

10/15 - The Royal Photographic Society / UK - Silver Award - International Print Exhibition

11/15 - ND Awards 2015 - Honorable Mention in FineArt


01/16 - Gomma Grant - Shortlist

01/16 - Monochrome Awards 2015 - 2nd Place - Architecture (Professional)

02/16 - London Photo Festival - Honorable Mention (Street Competition)

03/16 - Golden Orchid International Art Festival - 2nd Place - Series

05/16 - London Photo Festival - 1st Place - Abstract FineArt

05/16 - Moscow International Foto Award – Honorable Mention – Fine Art Collage

06/16 - Fine Art Photography Awards 2016 – Nominee – Cityscape

07/16 - La Grande Photo – Highly Commended – Architecture

07/16 - La Grande Photo – Nominee – FineArt

10/16 - Photogrvphy Grant – Nominee – City

10/16 - Photogrvphy Grant – Nominee – People

10/16 - International Photography Award 2016– Honorable Mention – Collage

11/16 - ND Awards 2016 - Honorable Mention in FineArt


01/17 - Monochrome Awards 2016 - Honorable Mention - Abstract (Professional)

02/17 - London Photo Festival - 1st Place - Architecture

02/17 - Sony World Photography Awards 2017 - Shortlist - Open Architecture

04/17 - Fine Art Photography Awards 2017 – 2nd Place – Fine Art (Professional)

06/17 - Moscow International Foto Award 2017 – 2nd Place – Architecture - Buildings (Professional)

09/17 - SIENA International Photo Award 2017 - Remarkable Award - Architecture & Urban Spaces

10/17 - Photogrvphy Grant 2017 – Nominee – Conceptual

11/17 - ND Awards 2017 – Honorable Mention – Conceptual FineArt


09/12 - Neonchocolate Gallery / Berlin - Stadtansichten - group exhibition


03/13 - Fenster 61 / Berlin - Monster - solo exhibition

03/13 - Arte Laguna Prize / Venice IT - Finalist Show - group exhibition

05/13 - Lomography Gallery Store / Berlin - Plastic international - solo exhibition

05/13 - Darkroom Gallery / Vermont USA - Trick of the Eye - group exhibition

08/13 - aff - atelier freier fotografen / Berlin - Laut & Leise - group exhibition

10/13 - Foster Huntington / Berlin - Choices & Dialogues - group exhibition

11/13 - Grand Prix de la Decouverte / Paris F - Winners Gallery - group exhibition


01/14 - Pflueger 68 / Berlin - Obscura - group exhibition

03/14 - DdA Factory / Cagliari IT - Group Show - group exhibition

05/14 - Fotogalerie Potsdam / Potsdam - multiexpo berlin/potsdam - solo exhibition

11/14 - Bundesstiftung baukultur / Potsdam - Baukultur im Bild. Räume + Menschen - group exhibition


01/15 - Industrie- und Handelskammer / Karlsruhe - Stadttraum-Traumstadt - group exhibition

01/15 - Haus der Architekten / Stuttgart - Baukultur im Bild. Räume + Menschen - group exhibition

03/15 - Architektur- und Umwelthaus / Naumburg - Baukultur im Bild. Räume + Menschen - group exhibition

03/15 - National Museum of T.Shevchenko / Kiev UA - Winners Gallery - group exhibition

04/15 - Carpentier Galerie / Berlin - Berlin Photography - group exhibition

04/15 - Kyiv Photography School / Kiev UA - group exhibition

05/15 - Kasseler Architekturzentrum im Kulturbahnhof / Kassel - group exhibition

05/15 - Camden Image Gallery / London - animal portrait - group exhibition

09/15 - Carpentier Galerie / Berlin - multiexpo/tierwald - solo exhibition

09/15 - Landesgartenschau / Landau - stadt.weiter.bauen - group exhibition

09/15 - The Grand / Berlin - Proud Collector - group exhibition

10/15 - Royal Albert Hall / London - International Print Exhibition 158 - group exhibition

11/15 - ArtVilla am See / Radolfzell - Stadttraum-Traumstadt - group exhibition


01/16 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre / UK - IPE 158 - group exhibition

03/16 - The Hive / Worcester UK - IPE 158 - group exhibition

04/16 - Kultur- und Museumszentrum / Meßkirch - Baukultur im Bild - group exhibition

04/16 - Museum & Art Gallery / Warrington UK - IPE 158 - group exhibition

05/16 - Municipal Gallery / Dublin IRL - IPE 158 - group exhibition

05/16 - The Crypt, St George the Martyr Church / London UK - Abstract FineArt - group exhibition

05/16 - Revela-T Photography Festival / Barcelona E - multiexpo/tierwald/monster - group exhibition

07/16 - University of Derby / Derby UK - IPE 158 - group exhibition

09/16 - IHK Leipzig / Leipzig D - Tiere, Monster, Geister - solo exhibition


04/17 - Somerset House / London UK- Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr 2017 - group exhibition

04/17 - Photo Patagonia / Rio Gallegos Santa Cruz Argentina - Festival 2017 - group exhibition

05/17 - Decumanus Gallery / Krk HRV - Mass tourism - group exhibition

07/17 - Münsters / Leipzig D - Four series - solo exhibition

08/17 - Pulp Gallery / Vancouver CAN - FotoFilmic17 summer shortlist show - group exhibition

09/17 - Indian Photography Festival / Hyderabad IND - group exhibition

10/17 - Carpentier Galerie / Berlin - Monsters & Ghosts - solo exhibition

11/17 - Willy Brandt Haus / Berlin - Sony World Photography Awards 2017 - group exhibition

  2013 - 2017

Berlin What? - ISBN 978-3-942139-54-0

Edition Fotohits - Best of... - ISBN 978-3-8266-3167-2

One Thousend Cuts / Rod Moss - ISBN 978-0-7022-4968-6

Obscura Book - ISBN 978-3-86895-263-6

BlacKolor / White Noise / CD 8 Page Digipak - Basic Unit Productions

SHOTS Magazin Issue No. 123 'The City'

INTERCULTURALITY Magazine No. 7 März 2014- ISSN 2217-4893

Adore Noir Magazine No. 23 December 2014 - ISSN 1925-5160

Opticks Magazine No. 17 Febr 2015 - ISSN 2174-4904

Stadttraum-Traumstadt - ISBN 978-3-88190-822-1

PhotoKlassik - Ausgabe III 2015

WELT-KOMPAKT - 10.09.2015

»tierwald | mutliexpo« - Edition Carpentier ISBN 978-3-944637-16-7

Tierwald / Susanne Thiele und Frank Machalowski - self published book

Kreativität in der Fotografie - ISBN 978-3-8266-9650-3

FINE ART PHOTO No. 23 - ISBN 978-3-9817723-5-7

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PMD 15

Planet Myer Day 15 - Leipzig

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multiexpo London

Pictures from the project 'multiexpo' - London.

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some impressions of norway

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I sell strong limited art-prints of my photography. Hand-mate baryte prints or larger fine-art prints. All signed and numbered. If you are interested, please contact me. Furthermore, you can book me! Any questions about my fees or conditions, please start a request.


Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9, 04107 Leipzig, Germany


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