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MartinStranka

Martin Stranka
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Martin Stranka, a native of the Czech Republic who lives in Prague, is a self-taught professional photographer, born on April 13 1984. Martin was a bored student plodding through courses in business school when the unexpected lost of a close friend led him to pursue photography as a form of therapy. That hobby turned into a passion and, eventually, a profession. 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. Martin creates images that appear to be stills from a film — one that walks the line between fantasy and reality. Hailed as one of the most promising artists of his generation and identified as one of the most accomplished practitioners of digital image making as an art form.

During the last years he has won over 80 major international photography awards from different competitions, including Sony World Photography Awards, APA Photographer of the Year, Nikon International Photo Contest, Prix de la Photographie Paris 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, Basel, Tokyo, Milan, London, Miami, Paris, Prague, Hong Kong, Kiev and many more. Martin's work was presented in prestigious galleries such as Getty Images Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, THINK+feel Contemporary Art Gallery and SNAP! Orlando. His work stood proudly alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Helmut Newton and Erwin Olaf. Martin was introduced and exposed at SCOPE, one of the largest and most global emerging art fair in the world running during Art Basel week, held annually in New York City, Miami, and Basel.

Martin's dreamy, transportive photography has been commissioned by cultural institutions such as the National Theatre in Prague and the Czech National Ballet. Dozens of his images have also been used by New York publishers for the covers of mysteries and thrillers — genres he believes his work is perfectly suited to. He has created book covers for the biggest New York publishers, such as Harper Collins Publishers, Sterling Publishing and Penguin. In addition, he has collaborated with other book publishers, music publishers and artists around the world. Work of Martin Stranka was featured in interviews for Adobe, Disney, The Guardian, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and many more.

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. My goal is to publish a large over 100-page book through fundraising platform here. Many details during printing and binding separate a good book from a great book. 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. UPDA
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I am so happy I finally have released my "Portfolio One" set. It has been months and months in the planning and I am really happy with how it has come together. The set contains 24 photos (each personally signed), the images in the set are listed on the website. They are printed on heavy weight 18x18cm paper. It is $39 USD and comes in a special black envelope. When the Portfolio One is sold out, it is no longer available. Available HERE
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My book I AM

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After such amazing and adventurous 6 years art journey I finally decided it's time to turn all my photos into a unique thing - a beautiful art book called "I AM". I found an amazing book printer right here in the Czech Republic which has published books for world known artists, so I could not be luckier. They specialize in beautiful photography books, and I worked with them one on one to create a high quality art book. It is a big 28x28cm (11x11in) 100-page hardcover book that holds its own on bookshelves and coffee tables. The book features all of my favorite images from my last six years printed on a silk-finish 200g premium paper. All boo
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