Max Miechowski (b.1989) is a photographer based in London. His practice, which is rooted in portraiture, is identifiable by its sensitivity and optimism. Miechowski’s images elevate his subjects, employing a strong graphic vision to explore the ways that people and space influence one another, and ultimately emphasise the reciprocal relationship between the individual, the local community and their unique culture.
Miechowski’s art practice largely involves exploring his chosen environment on foot, be that of his borough, the local park, or the length of the British east coast. Through his honest approach to photographing the people he encounters, Miechowski’s images are both a collaborative celebration of community and a reflection on his role within it. Using analogue techniques and a careful eye for composition, both his landscape and portrait photographs are rendered in rich and vivid colour, and a soft light that is rarely seen within the British documentary tradition.