A son of Tadeusz and Zofia, he was born on January 3, 1947 in Płock. After he finished the State Primary Music School No 1 in Warsaw in the violin group of Prof. Irena Dubiska, he continued his education at the Jose Marti General High School No XXII in Warsaw. Then he studied at the Machines and Vehicles Department of the Warsaw University of Technology from which he graduated in 1971. In his professional career he has dealt with many areas of technology, including the production, operation and repair of construction machines and equipment, processing of plastics, installation of “bioblock” biological waste treatment plants and manual and electrical tools. For several years, he worked with total quality management systems. His hobbies include DIY, maritime subjects and sailing. He is also the author of a number of publications in the field of photography, in which he deals mainly with the history of photographic cameras. From 1986 to 1998, he published more than 80 articles devoted to this subject in FOTO, FOTO-FORUM and the French CYCLOPE magazine.
Paweł Paciorkiewicz is married to Maria Mihułka, an agricultural and food processing engineer. They have two sons. Piotr graduated from the Geography Department of the Warsaw University, and Wojciech from the Faculty of Architecture at Warsaw University of Technology.