Born in 1984 in the Czech Republic, Martin Stranka is a self-taught photographer who is based in the country’s capital, Prague. Martin has a unique and unmistakable brand of Digital Photography, depicting dreamlike moments that explore the human condition and our relationship to the nature and animals that surround us. His Surrealist Photography shines a different light on the world around us, creating fantastical scenes that seem to be straight out of a storybook and twisting our perceptions of reality.
Martin came to photography via an unconventional route, and he originally went to university to study business. It wasn’t until the unexpected death of a close friend that he changed track completely, turning to photography as a form of therapy. This hobby eventually grew into a profession, and these days he enjoys a successful career as a photographer. Martin has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the world, including in notable galleries such as Getty Images Gallery, Saatchi Gallery and SNAP! Orlando.
Martin Stranka’s dreamy Portrait Photography and Landscape Photography has earned him international accolade, with over 80 major international photography awards under his belt. These include Professional Photographer of the Year, Nikon International Photo Contest and Prix de la Photographie Paris.
You can find out more about Martin’s vision and inspiration by reading our interview Capturing the Unreal with Martin Stranka, where we learned a little about his life and work.