Czech-based photographer, Martin Stranka, creates striking images that cross the border between reality and dreams. Set in natural landscapes alongside wild animals, his subjects wander through a make believe world in silent contemplation. Stranka’s masterful use of negative space and atmosphere lends a fantastical feel to his compositions. One that is both full of emotion and serenity.
From his website: “Stranka’s distinctive vision of photography is etched as a unique space located in a balance and serenity, while his sophisticated and rewarding images exist in that narrow window of a few seconds between dreaming and awakening.”
A self-taught artist, Stranka has exhibited his works worldwide and has been featured in numerous publications. He’s accumulated over 50 major international awards including from Professional Photographer of the Year, Nikon International Photo Contest, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Sony World Photography Awards, EISA Photo Maestro and International Photography Awards three years in a row. [image source: martinstranka.deviantart.com]