Born in Warsaw, raised in Stockholm, Mikolai stopped briefly in Paris before moving to the UK, where he studied photography at the London College of Communication.
His work has been published in magazines such as Vogue Bambini, Collezioni Bambini, Sunday Telegraph magazine, Sunday Times Style, Enfant Terrible, Awkward magazine and E.T. magazine. Amongst his clients are Stella McCartney, Hunter Boot, River Island and Amazon.
His other professional engagements include associate lecturing at the London College of Fashion, as well as collaborating with the Turner Contemporary.
Mikolai is fluent in Polish, Swedish, French and English.