I am a landscape photographer, living in Langen, near Frankfurt, Germany. My passion for photography takes me to various countries and places with epic natural backdrops of this planet. Our planet. All its beauty, changes of colour, structure and form – it all reflect through my photographs within different atmosphere and light. Some of my photographs are known for its dramatic perspective, while some seem paintbrushed, teeming with my aesthetic aspect and suitable light.
My work has been published in some of the most famous and renowned international magazines, such as National Geographic and GEO Magazine. My Instagram profile also bears my work, being followed by 16K followers, and my photographs are often being shared and featured by the most known photography sites, such as awesome.earth, earthfocus, nature, natgeo yourshot and others.
I was born in Croatia where I was schooled and graduated, closely afterwards moving to Germany when I turned 19. I became engaged in photography in 2012. As some of my closest friends were mostly doing portrait photography, that was the world I entered first. My friends are excellent photographers who have won numerous recognitions and prizes, and I have to say I was lucky to learn so much about photography firsthand. As the time passed by, I was being more and more drawn to landscape photography and I started being engaged in it intensely during mid-2016. The more I immersed myself in it, the better I felt, enriched with a new experience and somewhat connected to nature. In the last couple of years I travelled repeatedly to Italy, Island, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic and of course through Germany, to take photos of the landscape. Next year, in 2019, I will be conducting workshops, first of which will be held in Toscana 6th – 12th May.
I speak German, Croatian and English.
Through photography we speak of our planet’s visual beauty. To any photographer, his or her work is also the most unique and pesonal memory. Memories of the place, experience and atmosphere captured in it. Apart from my love for freedom and wild nature, challenge is what makes the experience whole. Different perspective and great photo cannot be done from the comfort of the known. It has to be discovered, walked through and climbed onto. Furthermore, it is of great importance to actually be in the right place at the right time. Light atmosphere, the weather, the season and the motive – it all decides right then and there if the natural motive that is being photographed will shine in its full glory. All these feelings and experiences I wish to transfer to the viewer of my work, as well as the journey and emotions.
The inception of my work begins before I even come to a particular place. Careful planning of the photo spot, as much as searching for the immediate perfect position, also carries much importance. As I take photos, it is relevant for me to realize my idea by using tech devices at that very moment. Naturally, I also use the postproduction to correct the results of even the newest tech devices (which are not infallible) and thus use it to recreate the atmosphere I saw and experienced. Ultimately, the nature cannot be “planned”; it has its own rhythm and its personal layout. All those surprises in the end make the photograph so fascinating.
To me personally, it is an imperative to preserve this stunning planet in all its beauty and profusion, and I sincerely hope that my work is contributing this cause. That is of utmost importance to me, to keep it as well as for us as for the future generations. We are merely observers of sometimes indescribable beauty, and as we halt for a moment, we fill out souls, feel the balance and take an occasional photograph with us home.