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“I Bloom For You” is another one of the artworks in series “I Found The Silence”. The idea was created in June 2018, followed by 3 months of planning. The main inspiration was to escape beyond the limits of everyday existence, somewhere where a man can be himself. Escape to a place, where we meet ourselves in the purest way possible. On the photograph, as well as the whole series, appear elements of nature. On this particular artwork it is the flowing river of flowers as the symbolism of freedom. Our own liberation, that should never be taken from us. In times the society we are living in, is constantly trying to hold us back, criticize and limit us. We are judging individuals by our own tied up rules. An individual should always stay true to himself. Not to be pushed to run away to abandoned places, out of the sight of society to be who he really is. BEHIND THE SCENES video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP6HtG1SWe8 All photos are available for purchase as a Limited Edition full color prints. I use an archival 100% cotton fine art paper Museo Silver Rag 300gsm with pigment ink of the highest museum quality and standards which guarantees long lasting color and saturation. Each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, indicating that you have purchased my original work. In addition, each print is hand-signed, numbered, titled and dated on the back side. All prints are shipped rolled in a protective hard PVC tube to any country worldwide. More: www.martinstranka.com Martin Stranka, a native of the Czech Republic who lives in Prague, is a self-taught professional photographer, born on April 13 1984. Martin was a bored student plodding through courses in business school when the unexpected death of a close friend led him to pursue photography as a form of therapy. That hobby turned into a passion and, eventually, a profession. His 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. Martin creates images that appear to be stills from a film — one that walks the line between fantasy and reality. Hailed as one of the most promising artists of his generation and identified as one of the most accomplished practitioners of digital image making as an art form. During the last years he has won over 80 major international photography awards from different competitions, including Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Photographer of the Year, Nikon International Photo Contest, Prix de la Photographie Paris and International Photography Awards eleven times in a row. His solo and group exhibitions have been seen from South and North America, through Europe, all the way to Asia. His photographs have been exhibited in places such as New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Basel, Tokyo, Milan, London, Miami, Paris, Prague, Hong Kong, Kiev and many more. Martin's work was presented in prestigious galleries such as Getty Images Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, THINK+feel Contemporary Art Gallery and SNAP! Orlando. His work stood proudly alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Helmut Newton and Erwin Olaf. Martin was introduced and exposed at SCOPE, one of the largest and most global emerging art fair in the world running during Art Basel week, held annually in New York City, Miami, and Basel. Martin's dreamy, transportive photography has been commissioned by cultural institutions such as the National Theatre in Prague and the Czech National Ballet. Dozens of his images have also been used by New York publishers for the covers of mysteries and thrillers — genres he believes his work is perfectly suited to. He has created book covers for the biggest New York publishers, such as Harper Collins Publishers, Sterling Publishing and Penguin Random House. In addition, he has collaborated with other book publishers, music publishers and artists around the world. Work of Martin Stranka was featured in interviews for Adobe, Disney, The Guardian, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and many more.
Photography:Digital on Paper
Size:83.9 W x 51.2 H x 0 D in
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Martin Stranka is a self-taught professional photographer based in Prague. A native of the Czech Republic, Martin was born on April 13, 1984. Martin was a bored student plodding through courses in business school when the unexpected loss of a close friend led him to pursue photography as a form of therapy. That hobby turned into a passion and, eventually, a profession. His distinctive vision of the medium occupies a unique space of balance and serenity, with rich, complex imagery that seems to capture the fleeting moments between dreams and awakenings. Martin’s pieces are reminiscent of stills from a film that walks the line between fantasy and reality. He explores our fascination with the incomplete narrative. In his words: “In these deliberately unfinished visual stories, I’m searching for the boundary between aesthetic appeal and a dramatic scene.” In recent years, Martin has won over 80 major international photography awards from various competitions, including the International Photography Awards™ held in New York at Carnegie Hall, where he was named Special Photographer of the Year in 2022. He’s also received awards from the Sony World Photography Awards (first place, Open Creative category and National Award 2018 and 2019), the Annual Photography Awards (Photographer of the Year, 2021), and Prix de la Photographie Paris (Gold Award). Martin's work has been exhibited and auctioned by leading auction house Christie's in London, and his solo and group exhibitions have been hosted in North and South America, throughout Europe, and as far as Asia. His photographs have been exhibited in cities around the world: New York, Basel, Tokyo, London, Miami, Paris, Prague, Hong Kong, Kiev. The galleries where Martin’s work has been presented include Christie's London (UK), Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum (SK), Mánes Exhibition Hall (CZ), Saatchi Gallery (US), SNAP! Orlando (US) and many others. Martin's dreamlike, transportive photography has been commissioned by cultural institutions such as the National Theatre in Prague and the Czech National Ballet. Dozens of his images have also been used by New York publishers for the covers of mystery and thriller novels — genres Martin believes his work is perfectly suited to. He has created book covers for the biggest New York publishers, such as HarperCollins Publishers, Sterling Publishing and Penguin Random House, and he has collaborated with other book publishers, music publishers and artists around the world.
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