Photographing Everyday Beauty From Above

Kacper Kowalski’s passion for paragliding led him to ditch an architectural career for one as a flying photographer chronicling stunning, everyday scenes in his native Poland.

For those of us who take our passions to the extreme, it can be difficult to find a middle ground. With the Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski, who began his career as an architect reaching for the skies above and now is a photographer who works in the sky shooting the ground below, the situation was literal. But Mr. Kowalski didn’t start flying to photograph — he photographed to fly, and he did so in order to fuel what he describes as an addiction.