FOCUS PHOTO WEEKS | LIVING THE NATURE – The Winners: Natascha Auenhammer
The PhotoPhore is very pleased to present one of the WINNERS of the photography contest LIVING THE NATURE, the first event part of the project FOCUS PHOTO WEEKS: Natascha Auenhammer, with her photo “Malta dam reservoir“, selected by the PhotoPhore.
“Way to the Lake”. Courtesy of Natascha Auenhammer
Natascha Auenhammer is an Austrian photographer based in Vienna. She studied law and became a professional photographer in 1984. Natascha Auenhammer is active as an independent photo artist since 1990 with particular emphasis on portraits, conceptual stills and studies of the human body.
“Paradise – The rib became..”. Courtesy of Natascha Auenhammer
According to Natascha Auenhammer words: “As a photographer you depend more of a reality, unlike a painter. And so in my work all turns always about seeing and perception. At first glance they look like Impressionist paintings, these photographs. Impressionistic- why? Impressionism, from Latin impressio, impression ‘is a style in art history. The representation of light and atmospheric moods is my concerne. Color is seen as a sequence of light and atmosphere, and played as a carrier of light.”
“Swimming limit”. Courtesy of Natascha Auenhammer
“Abandoning black and dark shades causes mainly bright, vivid images. It’s not about reproduction, but to create moods. Quite deliberately I set the blur as a stylistic device. Coincidentally acting compositions with cut picture elements reinforce these spontaneous impressions, the deliberate randomness of framing and composition lend the pictures vitality.”
Image 01: “Malta dam reservoir”, winning image of LIVING THE NATURE. Courtesy of Natascha Auenhammer