Filip Wolak

“Sony World Photography Award” winner, named “Coolest Nightlife Photographer” by TimeOut New York and “Most Influential” by Lens Magazine

Filip Wolak is a photographer, commercial pilot, and flight instructor. Originally from Poland, he began flight training in 2005, at first for the pure joy of the challenge. After a few years, Filip completed his training and received airline pilot privileges.

Filip currently works as a professional photographer in New York City, specializing in various areas of commercial photography. He is flying actively for work, leisure, and fun. His experience in photography and piloting allows him to merge these passions and create unique photographs of the world, as seen from above.

Filip was named ‘Coolest Nightlife Photographer’ by Time Out New York and ‘Most Influential’ by Lens Magazine for a series of photographs covering nightlife in NYC. His aerial photograph of wintery Central Park won the Sony World Photography Award in 2016 – world largest photographic competition – which got over 230,000 photo submissions that year alone.


» Filip’s interview on Lens Magazine
» Aerial Photographer Prefers Airplanes Over Drones
» Majestic Aerials of the Winter Wonderland
» TimeOut NY: Cool New York Photographer

Experiences by Filip


By Filip Wolak

$600 total for 2 hours (up to 2 people)

Go through the process of making those iconic aerial cityscapes of NY with an award-winning photographer and flight instructor