PhotographerPetra Nass
PrizeSilver in Fine Art / Abstract
Entry Description

When I saw this detail of a lampshade, I was carried off to a distant calming landscape. I wanted to capture this sensation of looking at a terraced gardens from afar.

About Photographer

I am a German biologist and have lived and worked in China and the United States. I took my first photography steps with my father, who gave me my first camera and taught me about light. During my doctorate, exploring the ultrastructure of a plant virus, I learned darkroom techniques to develop and print my electron micrographs. Since moving to Paris, I am studying fine art photography with Meredith Mullins on the Ile Saint Louis. In my work, I search for calm and finding magic in the present moment. Artists who inspire me are Meredith Mullins, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Michael Kenna, and Sebastião Salgado.