On days like these

PhotographerMichael O.A. Klapper
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Iceland, my dreamland. Since I've never been there, I booked a tour with my wife (7 days) on the A1 with a travel company. All recordings were made only under stress conditions since in a large tour group has little time for photo shoot long exposures. The post-processing in BW was done with heart and passion. Here I tried to transform feeling in the photos. What I also certainly succeeded. Island, mein Traumland. Da ich noch nie dort war buchte ich mit meiner Frau eine Rundreise (7 Tage) auf der A1 mit einem Reiseunternehmen. Alle Aufnahmen entstanden nur unter Stressbedingungen da man in einer großen Reisegruppe nur wenig Zeit für Fotoaufnahmen mit Langzeitbelichtung hat. Die Nachbearbeitung in BW war mit Herzblut und Leidenschaft geschehen. Hier habe ich versucht Gefühl in die Fotos zu transformieren. Was mir auch sicherlich gelungen ist.

About Photographer

My name is Michael O. A. Klapper. I'm from Fulda | Germany and since the beginning of 2010 Photography is my great passion. Mainly I photograph architecture and landscapes. My focus lies especially on black and white photographs because they have something mysterious and dramatic at the same time. My photos are not a realistic replica of reality to me. Rather I use the taken picture as a canvas and create my own reality by editing it with specifically set light and shadows. An important step for my photography was when I applied the technique of long exposure and my decision to work in black and white. Shapes and shadows are the essence of black and white photography. These two technical approaches opened a whole new world to me and gave me the absolute freedom of expression which I have always searched for. So the dynamics of wind and clouds or even time can be represented and at the same time the method supports the representation of my own reality. This is my personal view of aesthetics and art.