Paul is from Warsaw, Poland. He first came to the United States in 1984, the year that New York City’s transit fare rose from 75 cents to 90 cents; 33 previously unknown Bach pieces were found in an academic library; and Canon demoed its first digital still camera. He has lived in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Berkeley, New Haven, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and DC. During his seven drives across the US, he has visited the vast majority of the contiguous states. By train, plane, or automobile, he’s also visited some 40-50 countries.
He likes dogs, music, Berlin, trains, Linux, depressing movies, open source software, and translating Polish poetry to English. In the past, Paul was a computer programmer and a drummer, and he still tinkers with Java libraries and Pearl drums. He is interested in documentary photography and documentary film, international human rights, software development, as well as art and technology law. His photos have been published and exhibited here and there in Europe and in the US. He graduated from Columbia University and Yale Law School.