The 1x community is very proud to introduce you to the Art Photography book '10 Years' by Martin Stranka. His goal is to publish a large over 100-page book through this fundraising platform. Many details during printing and binding separate a good book from a great book.
With this article, we hope to help him realizing his target.
Martin Stranka is a self-taught professional photographer, born on April 13 1984, based in Prague, Czech Republic. His distinctive vision of photography is etched as a unique space located in a balance and serenity, while his sophisticated and rewarding images exist in that narrow window of a few seconds between dreaming and awakening. He is grateful to have won over 50 major international photography awards from different competitions, including Professional Photographer of the Year, Nikon International Photo Contest, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Sony World Photography Awards and International Photography Awards eleven times in a row.
His solo and group exhibitions have been seen from South and North America, through Europe, all the way to Asia. His photographs have been exhibited in places such as New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Milan, London, Miami, Paris, Prague, Hong Kong, Kiev and many more. He feels flattered his work stood proudly alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Banksy, Damien Hirst or Helmut Newton. He loves the smell of autumn and the sparkling grains of dust floating in the sunset.
After ten years of work as a freelance photographer and a hundred of exhibitions around the world, I would like to celebrate it by creating high quality art photography book called "10 YEARS". Unique personally signed book with my photographs from years 2007-2017. I want this to be a great book which will draw attention of every person visiting your home. And also a piece of art to keep you company on those quiet saturday nights when you are hiding from the world.
Help me realize this art photography book which will draw attention of every person visiting your home.
My book story
Ten years. Ten years since I first fell passionately in love with photography: a love affair that completely consumed and overwhelmed me. It’s impossible now to imagine my former life without it. Photography for me began as a kind of therapy, but ironically it became a powerful, addictive compulsion. This love affair, this deep love and passion, has brought me many worldwide exhibitions, and I have won a great number of international photography awards. Nothing in our lives compels us or shapes our life decisions more powerfully than passion does.
Throughout that decade, I encountered characters who shaped the narrative of my life; now those people are powerful memories. There were moments and events too that changed my perspective on life and on my own self. I began recording these events in order to capture my own perception of reality in photographic form, only to realise that in doing so, I was creating episodes chronologically like entries in a journal. Even though these moments were personal and very intimate, I decided to gather them together and publish them in book form.
I traveled a lot and visited many unique places. I took there many photos I can put together in one Book "10 YEARS" now.
Here are some photographs from the book “10 Years”
“I Wish I Was Special”
You can order the book on the Fundraising platform
Thanks for your attention and for helping me to realize this Art Photography Book.