Stefan Soell is an art photographer from Friedrichshafen, which is located in southern Germany. Photography is his release, his art form. His studio is that of a large renovated old barracks building that stands behind his home and serves as his lab and indoor arena for photo-sessions arranged during the notorious winters of southern Germany.
Stefan started shooting when he was fifteen years old and quickly came to focus upon his two favorite genres, landscape and figure photography. He has also developed a keen interest in mythology and has integrated this into his landscape and nude work, creating a dreamy netherworld of fairy maidens. His models pose with the refinement of celestial nymphs next to streams, among wooded glades, surrounded by the enchanted forest of Stefan’s magical homeland. Besides his amazing use of scenery and settings, much of it crafted by Stefan himself, the most remarkable quality to Stefan’s work is his brilliant use of light. He’s largely self-taught as a photographer but his lighting and composition skills are those of a seasoned and astute professional. More than that, there are the hallmarks of a true artist.