Bio

I got into photography in my early 20's, nearly a century ago (well, it seems like it!). Using a Konica Rangefinder camera, which I still have, I taught myself photography through books (remember those?) and through trial and error (2% trial, 98% error). I eventually even converted my one bathroom in my apartment into a darkroom that had to be "multi-use" much to anyone's chagrin who opted to use it for its intended use.

Then, life happened. Which meant a professional career including owning my own business and starting a family. Which led - wholly unplanned - to shared caregiving responsibilities for a family member for many years. Which meant basically no time for photography.

Until, that is, I found I missed it so much I made time later in life and resumed this passion with classes, workshops, online classes, etc. and of course getting out and shooting. I use mostly a Canon 5DS R now but I'll never part with that Konica nor an old Nikon film camera. I have embraced today's software programs for photography but those principles of good photography decades ago from books still drive my work today.

2016-19 Notable Achievements

·        The image Library Lights has been selected for the Light Exhibit at the SE Center for Photography

·        The image Wild Aspens has been selected for the Odyssey Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography

·        The image Wind Turbine Series-Windy Road has been selected for the 4th Annual Conroe (TX) National Invitational Art Show at the Gallery at the Madelay Building

·        The image Sacred Grotto has been selected by the Littleton (CO) Museum for its juried 2019 Eye of the Camera exhibit

·        The images Wind Turbine Series-Dwarfed and Wind Turbine Series-Windy Road have been selected by the Sangre de Cristo Art Center in Pueblo, Colorado for its 2019 Representing the West Exhibit

·        The image Wind Turbine Series-Horsepower has been selected by the Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village (CO) for its 2019 Horsepower Exhibit

·        I have been selected by the Center for Arts Evergreen (CO) to exhibit eight pieces at its 2018 annual Holiday Show

·        The image Cracked has been selected by the CORE New Art Space in Denver, Colorado for its 2018 Small Works Show

·        The image Cracked has been selected by the Denver Architecture Foundation for inclusion in its juried 2018 Y/OUR Denver online exhibit as well as the website of the Colorado Photographic Art Center

·        The image Evolution of an Eclipse has been selected by the Pennsylvania Center for Photography for its juried 2018 Transformation exhibit

·        The image Break Time has been selected by Photo Review Magazine for publication in its 2018 Photo Competition Issue

·        The image Blowing in the Wind has been selected by the LIttleton (CO) Fine Arts Guild for its first ever Aperture Photography Show at the Littleton Art Depot Gallery to run September and October, 2018

·        The images Red Barn and Road to Nowhere have been selected by the Wallowa Valley (OR) Festival of Arts for its 36th Annual Arts Festival. Road to Nowhere received 3rd Place Award by the festival.

·        The images Eternity and Dunes Shadows have been selected by the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina for its 2018 Landscapes and Seascapes Juried Show

·        The images Façade and Road to Nowhere have been selected by the Louisville (Colorado) Center for the Arts for its 33rd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show in 2018

·        The image Steam at the Springs has been selected by the Curtis Art Center (Greenwood Village, Colorado) for the 35th Annual All-Colorado Art Show in 2018

·        The images Eternity and Road to Nowhere have been selected by the Greg Moon Fine Art Gallery in Taos, New Mexico for the 2018 Taos Art Insurgency Exhibit

·        The image Evolution of an Eclipse was awarded 3rd Place in the Landscape category of the 2018 Exploring the Light Photography Exhibit at the Lone Tree (CO) Arts Center

·        The image Steam at the Springs has been selected by the Morpho Gallery in Chicago for its 2018 13th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit

·        The images Prairie Waves and Break Time have been selected for the Americana-2018 digital exhibition at the Pennsylvania Center for the Arts in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

·        The image Blowing in the Wind has been selected for the Empty Places: Abandoned Spaces exhibit at the Praxis Gallery in Minneapolis

·        The image Nautilus has been selected for the 2018 Abstracts show at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina

·        The images Prairie Waves and Road to Nowhere have been selected for the 2018 3rd Annual Conroe  (TX) Art League National Invitational Show

·        The image Break Time was selected for the 2018 Representing the West: A New Frontier national juried art competition at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado

·        The image Morning Vista was selected for the 2018 Western Spirit Art Show in Cheyenne, Wyoming

·        The images Blowing in the Wind, Morning Vista, Steam at the Springs and The Road Less Traveled were selected for the 2017 21st Annual National Lines Into Shapes Exhibit at the Art Center of Estes Park (CO) Gallery

·        The image Morning Vista was selected for the 2017 34th Annual all Colorado Art Show at the Curtis Art Center in Greenwood Village, CO

·        The image Break Time was selected for the 2017 Gateway to Imagination national juried art competition at the Farmington (NM) Museum

·        The images Independence, Steam at the Springs, and The Road Less Traveled have been selected for the 2017 Wallowa Valley (OR) Festival of Arts

·        The image Steam at the Springs was selected for the 2017 Louisville (CO) Art Association National Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale

·        The images A Bird’s Dream and The Road Less Traveled have been selected for the 2017 Littleton (CO) Art Depot 34th Annual All-Colorado show

·        The image Break Time has been selected for the 2017 Real People Show of the Northwest Area Arts Council exhibited at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois

·        The images A Bird’s Dream, Steam at the Springs and The Road Less Traveled have been selected for the 2017 20th Annual Colorado Visions juried exhibit in Westminster, Colorado

·        The image Steam at the Springs was selected for the juried 2017 Conroe (TX) Art League 2nd Annual Invitational Show and was awarded Honorable Mention by the show juror

·        The image Nautilus was selected for the The Circle - Juried Small Works Exhibition 2016 at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue, New York (Long Island)

·        The image A Bird’s Dream was selected for the juried 2016 wildLIFE exhibit at Dickerman Prints Gallery in San Francisco

·        The image Sails in the Dunes was selected for the juried America’s Parks: A Centennial Celebration at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado summer of 2016 and was awarded 2nd place. This exhibition was juried by renowned landscape photographer John Fielder

·        The National Park Service selected the images Lunar Dunes and Sails in the Dunes of the Great Sand Dunes National Park for viewing in the Sand Dunes Visitor Center the entire 2017 season

·        The image Squashed was selected for the juried 2017 Small Works show in Glen Falls, New York

·        The images The Old Drive-In, Sails in the Dunes, The Road Less Traveled and A Bird’s Dream were selected for the juried 2017 36th Western Spirit Art Show in Cheyenne, Wyoming

·        The images Barracks #2 and Littleton Depot were selected for the 2017 Representing the West: A New Frontier exhibit at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado

·        The images Main Street, Anderson, Texas and Blizzard Disorientation have been selected for the 2017 Abstracts Matter Juried Show at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina

·        The image Nonconformist has been selected for the juried 2017 Flat of Eggs Exhibit sponsored by the Colorado Egg Producers exhibit at the Art Students League of Denver

·        I received Honorable Mention Awards for three images in the 2017 International Photographer of the Year competition (awarded in 2018): Eternity in the Fine Art: Landscape category, Road to Nowhere in the Fine Art: Landscape category and Fluorescent Fractals in the Fine Art: Abstract category.

·        I received Honorable Mention Awards for two images in the 2017 Monochrome Awards competition (awarded in 2018): Blowing in the Wind in the Architecture category and Blizzard Disorientation in the Photo Manipulation category.

·        The images Lunar Dunes and The Old Drive-In were selected for showing in the juried 2016 Eye of the Camera Exhibition in Littleton, Colorado

·        The image The Cranes’ Morning was selected for the juried 2016 Exploring the Light exhibition sponsored by the City of Lone Tree, Colorado

·        The image A Bird’s Dream was selected for the juried Colorado Photographic Arts Center 2016 Members’ Exhibition; the image Pinwheels was also selected as Special Mention for inclusion in the online exhibition

·        The image Riot Gear was selected for the juried 2016 Real People Show of the Northwest Area Arts Council exhibited at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois

·        The image A Bird’s Dream was selected for the juried 2016 Wallowa Valley (Oregon) Festival of Art

·        The images Shrine Under the Stars, Pinwheels, and Leaving the Pack were all selected for the juried 2016 Gateway to the Rockies Art Show in Aurora

·        The image A Bird’s Dream was selected for the juried Evergreen (CO) Artists Association Fall 2016 Show

·        The image Sails in the Dunes was selected for the Estes Park (CO) 2016 Lines into Shapes juried show

·        The images Pinwheels and Too Many Trips were selected for the juried 2016 Boulder (CO) Arts Association show

·        The image The Road Less Traveled was selected for exhibition at the opening of the new Lone Tree (CO) Library in 2017

·        The image Lunar Dunes is featured in Issue #33 of Extraordinary Vision Magazine, a respected online photography publication

·        Served as an official photographer of the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, CO

·        Served as the official photographer of the 2017 and 2018 Purple Stride 5K Run/Walk fundraiser for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-Colorado Affiliate in Denver, CO as well as the 2017 Purple Lights event

Please visit my website at www.paulmalinowskiphotography.com to view more images. To contact me, email me at paulmalinowskiphotography@gmail.com. And if you are on Facebook, please “like” my page, www.facebook.com/paulmalinowskiphotography and on Instagram at @paulmalinowskiphotography.

paul malinowski

Stop. Look. Interpret.

Whenever I take a photograph, my goal is to visually interpret the present moment, no matter what the subject is. Photography allows me to intersect space and time as “seen” from multiple points of view. I strive to discover a unique point of view, whether that be a story, composition or play of light, and then turn that into my photograph. Most of my photographs project an air of mystery – what is the subject? what is the story? I use post-processing to enhance the vision I have of the final image. That may render the image a painterly, dreamlike quality or it may produce a gritty reality, whatever my vision calls for.

I am fortunate to live in beautiful Colorado but I believe in seeing beauty in any place at any time. That's why the "tag line" of my website is "Visually interpreting the present moment".