Compelling Photography by Martin Stranka – with Exclusive Interview

Pxleyes has the great pleasure of presenting a young, yet very talented artist: Martin Stranka. He is a photographer who manages to induce strong feelings through his shots, and carry the viewer into a dreamy world. Not only that he is very young, but Martin never studied photography in school and managed to create his own special and outstanding style. Today, he will share with us a few thoughts about his greatest passion in an exclusive interview, while we get the change of admiring his masterpieces.
Q: Howdy Martin and welcome to pxleys.com community! Please introduce yourself.
A: If I should introduce myself, I would use a word like a daydreamer. I am 26 and I work as a freelance photographer living in Prague, Czech Republic. I studied Bank university in Prague, but I found myself in absolutely different world. I fell in love with photography 5 years ago. Many people are surprised that I am only 26 years old, even more shocked when I tell them I started to take pictures only five years ago. Even more when they learn that I have never studied photography.
And a Morning Has Begun “And a Morning Has Begun”

Q: Your artwork has a pretty distinctive mark, which is the basic emotion you want to express?
A: Well, I thought I always wanted to express something like solitary or loneliness. But when I look back, I have to say I tend to expressing inner silence. We all live in rush places and noisy enviroment and we cant stay in silence and talk to ourself. It should be something like inner dialog. Conecting with nature. Thats the most important feelings.
Tied Together “Tied Together”

Q: Do you take the photos yourself? If so, what gear do you use, both for photographing and manipulation?
A: Yeah, I am only one author of all my photos. I use digital full-frame camera Canon 5D and Photoshop as a final touch for my ideas.
White Night “White Night”

Q: Is there an artist that inspires you, or maybe a current in art?
A: Yeah, I absolutely love Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison. I love their inner world. I am amazed by their unique way how they can combine and shoe the conection between human and nature. Outstanding!
Into You “Into You”

Q: What other hobbies do you have?
A: Hobbies? :) Photography! I am so glad I can do photography for living and still as a hobby. But when I have a free time I love tarot cards, esotericism, druidism and all about this natural mystery.
Above “Above”

Q: Please share a little piece of advice for the artists just starting out in this field.
A: I always keep this motto in my mind: “Be yourself, loved by a few and not understood by the rest”. Stop reading all these “rules” and express yourself as an artist.

Close

Close

Meet Me Half Way

Meet Me Half Way

So I Tried

So I Tried

Out Of Mind

Out Of Mind

And Then I Found Him

And Then I Found Him

Between Light And Nowhere

Between Light And Nowhere

May I Find Some Relief Here

May I Find Some Relief Here

And I Keep Falling

And I Keep Falling

They Taught Me How

They Taught Me How

On The Wings I Could Hear You

On The Wings I Could Hear You

You Crashed In The Clouds

You Crashed In The Clouds

Don’t Bring Me Down

Dont Bring Me Down

I Was Falling High

I Was Falling High

Breakable

Breakable

Reborn

Reborn

Delicate Balance

Delicate Balance

We Were

We Were

More Than This

More Than This

My Broken Sky

My Broken Sky

My Duality

My Duality

Rejected

Rejected

But I Would

But I Would

Hope

Hope

I Have Been Distant

I Have Been Distant

Since You Are Left

Since You Are Left

Tranquility

Tranquility

Frozen

Frozen

Still There

Still There

On The Edge

On The Edge

We Don’t Try

We Dont Try

It Was A Snowy Night

It Was A Snowy Night

Messenger

Messenger

I Came There

I Came There

In My Limbo

In My Limbo

But I Wanted to Touch

But I Wanted to Touch

Behind My Curtain

Behind My Curtain

I Have Been Wrong

I Have Been Wrong

With All My Lies

With All My Lies

Wrong Line

Wrong Line

When it Falls

When it Falls

Stuck

Stuck

Emporio II

Emporio II

Desire

Desire

Asymmetry

Asymmetry

Dorothy

Dorothy

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Giulia is a 25 year old girl from Romania. She runs a blog dedicated to cute animals on furrytalk.com. She's also an amateur photographer and has a passion for Photoshop.

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7 Responses:

  1. Darshan Pandit says:

    Each one is awesome…the artist is truly creative!!! 10/10.

    ( 2 years and 1724 days ago )
  2. Juarez Fraga Jr says:

    Hello, my name is Juarez and I’m from Brazil. Congratulations on your photos. They are true masterpieces. You have a real talent.

    ( 2 years and 1722 days ago )
  3. James says:

    Nice work….I like the emotion you have in these.

    ( 2 years and 1716 days ago )
  4. Mohamad says:

    I will have a new born baby in a few months. My wife and I really enjoyed the pictures.
    Yhank You

    ( 2 years and 1715 days ago )
  5. Pixelgraph says:

    I like so much ”Hope” & ”when it falls”
    and Natural photoshop optimizations on your photographs and tonages…
    best wishes.

    ( 2 years and 1714 days ago )
  6. Bobcat says:

    great art. Enjoyed

    ( 2 years and 1709 days ago )
  7. LiMoO says:

    This is so wonderful passionate photography. thanks for sharing it.

    ( 2 years and 1600 days ago )

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