I was born and live in a beautiful historical city of Kosice, Slovakia. Since my youth age I was interested in art, in its various genres. Many years ago was studying also at art school where we focused on drawing and painting. I loved especially to paint oils on canvas. Beside that I started to discover a magic of the dark room and started to shoot on BW film and transparent. Later graduated at Medical University and had to slow down with painting because of my job and I focused my interest on taking pictures. I soon realized that photography will be that wonderful and exciting journey for me.
I am an outdoor type of person and I am spending most of my leisure activities in nature. Especially mountain biking, running, hiking and ski mountaineering. Since a teenager I have taken photographs, starting with capture on transparency at first, using B&W films and more recently enjoying digital capture for its benefits. I consider myself as a passionate landscape photographer, searching for those special moments and mood. My relationship to the nature and mountains stands behind the most of my photographs, spending there lot of time with my camera. I love to compose the man into the frame to emphasize the human respect to the nature and mountains and to show how small here we are. I love minimalism in photography. I often try to compose my shots this way. My intention is to get not a complex, just easy to read, atmospheric and impressive pictures. Those are the shots I am satisfied with. Such a picture with a mood or story has a avalue for me anytime I take it.
I am not very competitive kind of person and my philosophy regarding art is the same. This is why I do not tend to send my work to competitions. The most important thing for me is to share my work. I ‘ve sent my pictures just a few times to competitions. Nevertheless my work was awardewd in International photo awards( iPA) as 1-st place ( sports category), 1-st place (winter sports category), 2-nd place ( sports cat,) 2-nd place (winter sports cat.), iPA Honorable mentions ( Fine art . Landscapes ) and Honorable mentions( landscape cat.) . Also a few years ago I enjoyed an achievent in World Photography Awards. Some of my pictures were exhibited in galleries and published around the globe on internet and in well known international magazines( National Geographic).
My photography journey has never been the same, it's always in progress. I still enjoy mainly the thought process, observation of scenery, light, waiting for the right moment, timing and much more. I feel many times like I was a hunter who waits patiently for his opportunity to press the trigger, but doesn't hurt to Nature just saves the moments. I am always happy if my work speaks to others, evokes emotions and can be found as an inspiration for others.
Your kind visit in my gallery is much appreciated and thanks for taking your time and reading this..:)
You can find more of my work here: www. petersvobodaphotography.com