About Michael Kistler

IMG_2437-EditMichael Kistler is a Hong Kong photographer specializing in fine art urban photography. Originally from Minneapolis, his passion for photography was sparked by a trip to Europe at age 18 and has since taken him to numerous cities around the world chasing new images. After spending more than 10 years in Tokyo, he recently moved with his family to Hong Kong.

A signature element in his work is the connection of people to the city; he is constantly searching for and exploring unconventional perspectives and unique moments where people and the urban landscape collide, merge and co-exist.

In addition to having exhibited in Tokyo, NYC, London, Astoria, Minneapolis and Hong Kong, Michael offers urban photography courses and workshops and is co-founder of Finding Yourself in the Streets, a series of international street photography workshops that have been held in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing and Dubai. He also runs his own clothing company called Urban X, a concept he based on the graphic elements within some of his street images.


Recent Exhibitions

Instasaavy Hong Kong https://generalassemb.ly/education/instasavvy-an-exhibition-of-hong-kongs-instagram-moments-opening-night/hong-kong/9280
Slideluck Hong Kong, October 15, 2014:http://slideluck.com/michael-kistler/
Black and White Call for Entry Exhibition at the Minneapolis Photo Center in Minneapolis, MN. September 12 to November 3, 2014: http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/exhibits/current-exhibits.php
Stephen Bartels Gallery in London: http://www.stephenbartelsgallery.com/photographers/michael-kistler.html

Mobile Photography Awards show at SOHO ArthouseNew York, NY Shadow Stories: The Art of Mobile Black & Whitehttp://mobilephotoawards.com/shadowstoriestop75/

Mobile Magic X Exhibition at the LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. July 12 to August 8, 2014http://lightbox-photographic.com/exhibitions/MMX/



Michael’s interview on ‘photographic punctuation’Michael’s interview with ‘interesting photographers’

Stark Magazine feature: http://www.stark-magazine.com/stark/photo/48

Mobiography feature: http://www.mobiography.net/inspiration/a-moment-in-time-showcase-march-edition-5/

Mobiography Weekly Showcase feature: http://www.mobiography.net/inspiration/10-mobile-photographs-reflections-shadows/
Flickr Blog Feature: http://blog.flickr.net/en/2013/03/26/inverted-world/
Instagram Feature on Localliz: http://www.localiiz.com/social/the-art-of-instagram#.VIFeK-efM18
The Masked Generation Feature on Distant World: http://www.distantworld.org/dw1-habitats-michael-kistler/4587462618