About Michael Kistler

IMG_2437-EditMichael Kistler is a Tokyo 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 in over 30 countries chasing new images. 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 and London, Michael also 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 and Beijing. He also runs his own clothing company called Urban X, a concept he based on the graphic elements within some of his street images.

Current Exhibitions

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/

Mobiography Weekly Showcase Feature: http://www.mobiography.net/inspiration/10-mobile-photographs-reflections-shadows/

Black and White Call for Entry Exhibition at the Minneapolis Photo Center in Minneapolis, MN. September 5 to November 3, 2014



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/