Dwellers of the Cold

CompanyRafael Rojas Photography
PhotographerRafael Rojas
PrizeNature / Other_N
Entry Description

Winter opens the door to a new world. A world of magic, of silence, of day-dreaming... In the middle of the coldest days of winter in Lapland, at minus 40°C, I saw trees become creatures, waiting in silence for spring to come, bowing to a reticent winter Sun as a sign of reverence and respect... No sound, no noise, no smell... Just the voices of these creatures resonating in my mind.

About Photographer

Rafael Rojas was born in Spain 35 years ago. After a career spanning 10 years as an engineer and researcher/lecturer at the university he made a dramatic change by becoming a full time fine art photographer of the natural environment, his true passion and vocation. Today, he travels the wildest regions of our planet with a tripod on his shoulder, always in search of those fleeting moments when personal vision, light and land combine to create sheer magic and inspire the soul. His work goes well beyond merely documenting reality. It revolves around a strongly personal and artistic emotive interpretation of nature. His photographs have been awarded in the most prestigious international nature photography competitions, such as the IPA International Photography Awards (USA), GDT European Photographer of the Year (Germany), Natureâs Best Windland Smith Rice Photography Awards (USA), International Conservation Photography Awards (USA), MML Awards (Spain), Panoramic Photographer of the Year (Australia),Trierenberg Super Circuit (Austria), etc. His limited edition Fine Art prints, which are part of numerous private collections from individuals and corporations, are often exposed at international level in private galleries and museums (including the Smithsonian Museum, USA). Rafael Rojas' work has been widely published in books and magazines internationally. His last two books, "Visions of Earth" (2010) and "Natura" (2011), have opened the door to the creation of a new line of self-published books where Rafael Rojas combines his passion for photography and writing to stir the spirit and emotions of his audience. He is one of the co-founders of "Whytake.net - The Global Community of Nature PhotographersTM", and belongs to the select groups of photographers "Bouts de Planète" (France-Switzerland) and "Portfolio Natural" (Spain). He speaks French, English, Spanish, Romanian and Italian. He lives in Switzerland with his wife Anca.