Born in Warsaw, raised in Stockholm, Mikolai stopped briefly in Paris before moving to London where he now lives and works. He studied photography at The London College of Communication. 

His work has been published in The Sunday Times Style, Vogue Bambini, Enfant Terribles, Harrods, Marie Claire Enfant, Awkward World, ET, Collezioni Bambini. Amongst his clients are Old Navy, Stella McCartney, Hunter Boots, River Island, Amazon, Micro Scooters, T-Mobile and Ikea. Aside from English, Mikolai is fluent in several languages including Swedish and French.