Ricardo Dutkowiak graduated in 2019 with the Bachelor of Arts in photography and branding at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. During his graduation he worked on the topic of elderly loneliness as part of a city’s identity. Throughout his studies, Ricardo kept on working at his internship company 500watt and tackled photography and film assignments as a freelance creative. 
As a multidisciplinary creative, Ricardo is balancing the autonomous, social and commercial field. This by extracting personal observations of his own environment and looking at them in a broader context. Often these personal findings are the echo of current issues of todays society. Recently theses issues have been elderly loneliness, the emotional value of objects or the connection of memory and place. Ricardo’s work examines these often social topics and invites the viewer to participate. With special attention for new techniques he combines images and technology into visual stories that deal with current social problems.
Moreover, Ricardo is eager to create a balanced combination of aesthetics and concept in commercial photography as well as film assignments. Up until now he has worked for clients such as Wetenschapsknooppunt TU Delft, Conny Janssen Danst or Ruhrliebe Hochzeitsplanung.
De Ruimte Voorbij, Dock Gallery Rotterdam, Rotterdam, December 2017
HOMEportraits, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, 2017
Focus, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, 2016
2019 Bachelor of Arts, Photography & Branding, Willem de Kooning Academy 
2019 Drempelprijs Nominee, Commercial Practices, Willem de Kooning Academy
2019 De weerspiegeling van Ricardos gedachten, &C talent
2017 Nightcrawler, Woodrake
2017 Homeportraits, Conny Janssen Danst
2017 Protected Adjustment, Mickey Nerrings, Willem de Kooning Academy