Mikkel Grabowski

Mikkel Grabowski was born in 1966 in Denmark and raised partly in Kenya. Right after high school he started his own company as a photographer and besides selling nature photos for magazines he illustrated several books for Lademanns Forlag. Mikkel has been trained by some of the most skilled photographers in Denmark; Leif Schiller, Carl Johan von Cappelen and Andrew Stewart and in 1987 he was employed as photographer/producer by ST&O Studio in Copenhagen, specializing in audio-visual productions for corporate presentations for some of the biggest companies in Denmark like Novo, FLS Industries, Carlsberg and many more.  This led to him becoming the photographer in chief of “Danish Symphony” – the 67-projector multimedia show for the Danish Pavillion at the World Fare in Seville 1992.

Since then Mikkel Grabowski has worked as a freelance still photographer on a number of Danish movies. 

He has graduated as a scriptwriter from The National Danish Film School, as a teacher from N. Zahles Seminary with music as one of his fields of study.  Nevertheless his sense for adventure led him to work as a tour guide in Africa and this again led him to achieve a Master of Arts in African studies about storytelling with film and photography, from University of Copenhagen.

He is the photographer and author of a coffee table book Mølleåen and his images from Mølleåen has been on display at six exhibitions in danish museums, galleries and cultural houses. He also has a permanent exhibition at Bagsværd Station.

Mikkel has photographed in more than 30 countries around the world and his childhood experiences in Africa sparked a particular interest for this continent resulting in the creation of an extensive website Africa-expert.com.

His photos have been published in Politiken, Berlingske Tidende, Euroman, Ekstra Bladet, Information, Weekendavisen and Billedbladet and some of his work is currently represented by www.gallerystock.com.

Besides being a photographer he is also an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter. Listen to Mikkel Grabowskis music here