Sandra Bartocha

Sandra Bartocha

Nationaliät: Deutschland
 

Awards:

- 2016 | GDT Naturfotograf des Jahres - Sieger Kategorie Naturgewalten &
             Lobende Erwähnung Pflanzen
- 2015 | GDT Naturfotograf des Jahres - 3x Lobende Erwähnung Atelier Natur & Pflanzen
- 2014 | Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Public Voting 50 Jahre WPY
- 2014 | GDT Naturfotograf des Jahres - Sieger Kategorie Landschaft
- 2014 | GDT Naturfotograf des Jahres - 3x Lobende Erwähnung Kategorie
             Pflanzen & Landschaften
- 2014 | BioPhotoContest The Temperate Forest - 6x Finalist
- 2013 | International Photography Awards (IPA) - 3. Platz Nature Seasons &
             2x Honorable Mentions
- 2012 | Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Specially Commended Creative Visions
- 2011 | Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Sieger & Highly Commended Botanical Realms
- 2011 | GDT Naturfotograf des Jahres - Lobende Erwähnung Andere Tiere
- 2011 | Asferico - Highly Commended Plants and Fungi
- 2010 | Wildlife Photographer of the Year - 2. Platz Creative Visions &
             Highly Commended Botanical Realms
- 2008 | Asferico - 1. Platz Plants and Fungi & 2x Highly Commended
- 2006 | Hauptpreis der Gesellschaft für Fotografie (GfF) - 100 Bilder des Jahres
- 2005 | Hauptpreis der Gesellschaft für Fotografie (GfF) - 100 Bilder des Jahres
- 2005 | Glanzlichter, Lobende Erwähnung Pflanzen
- 2005 | Europäischer Naturfotograf des Jahres - Lobende Erwähnung Pflanzen


Veröffentlichungen:

- 2016 | LYS - An Intimate Journey To The North (Bildband)
- 2013 | Fotoschule in Bildern. Naturfotografie II (Fachbuch)
- 2010 | Farbklang Wildnis. Impressionen aus dem Müritz-Nationalpark (DVD)
- 2010 | Müritz-Nationalpark. Hommage an eine Landschaft (Bildband)
- 2010 | Fotoschule in Bildern. Naturfotografie (Fachbuch)






Vita:

Sandra Sandra Bartocha (*1980) ist Naturfotografin und Autorin.
Aufgewachsen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, verliebte sie sich in die markante Landschaft der Ostsee, die weiten Wälder und Seen dieses einzigartigen Bundeslandes. Ihr Ziel ist nicht die Dokumentation natürlicher Landschaften sondern vielmehr die persönliche Interpretation und Abstraktion gesehener Momente.

Sie ist Chefredakteurin der Zeitschrift »Forum Naturfotografie« sowie Autorin der Bücher »Fotoschule in Bildern. Naturfotografie« und »Müritz-Nationalpark. Hommage an eine Landschaft«  und sie ist Vizepräsidentin der GDT (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen).

Ihre Bilder sind mehrfach erfolgreich in nationalen und internationalen Wettbewerben wie dem »Wildlife Photographer of the Year« und den »International Photography Awards« prämiert worden.

Sandra war Teil des paneuropäischen Projekts »Wild Wonders Of Europe«. Seit vier Jahren arbeitet sie an einem fotografischen Langzeitprojekt über den Norden Europas ‒  »LYS«

Interview:

1. WHICH IS THE CENTRAL QUESTION IN YOUR LIFE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?
Making time to be out in nature as often as possible and being able to express myself through photography.

2. WHO ARE THE PHOTOGRAPHERS / OR OTHER ARTISTS THAT INSPIRE YOU?
Every photographer that follows a dream has a special signature style.

3. WHAT MAKES AN EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHER?
Passion and curiosity.

4. WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT DECIDING TO BECOME A FULL-TIME PHOTOGRAPHER?
There was no hard part. I had always dreamed of becoming a photographer. Being able to survive while being in and photographing nature and witnessing great moments is highly rewarding.

5. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU IN YOUR WORK AND WHAT IS DEMOTIVATING?
My motivation is always innovation and self expression. Demotivating is the time spend on the computer with emails and editing.

6. WHAT ARE THE MOST PASSIONATE MOMENTS IN YOUR WORK?
Being outside … feeling the elements … following the seasons … paying attention to the small wonders.

7. WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHALLENGES IN YOUR WORK?
It is easy to get lost in marketing and dealing with customers for weeks … so it's very important to keep time for developing further as a photographer.

8. HOW DID YOU DEVELOP YOUR ARTISTRY?
I'm very easily bored and I would rather not like to constantly repeat myself. This is a driving force for creativity. I also like to explore new ways of seeing and translating what I see into imagery.

9. WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR PERSONAL LEARNING IN PHOTOGRAPHY THAT YOU WOULD CONVEY TO A "NOVICE"?
Passion and curiosity.

10. WHICH ARE THE DRIVING FORCES FOR YOU PERSONALLY AND IN YOUR WORK?
See answer 8. I love to create new things and challenging myself. I'm never completely satisfied and I always strive for more.

11. WHICH FEELINGS DETERMINE YOUR WORK WHEN OUT IN THE FIELD?
I need to connect emotionally to a situation in order to produce something outstanding. It doesn't matter if the feeling is positive or negative … if I'm feeling lost or happy … important is only that there is something that can be translated into the image.

12. ON WHICH CRITERIA DO YOU JUDGE YOUR OWN WORK AS SUCCESSFUL?
I think it is successful when I feel I was able to transfer my ideas and emotions into the image. When the audience is able to feel the same … or at least something … I was successful.

13. YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK AND THE BEAUTY OF OUR PLANET, NATURE: WHAT CONNECTION DO YOU SEE?
I am able to draw attention to the small wonders of nature … just around the corner … that are easily overseen. My connection with nature has deepend because I use my camera as my second pair of eyes.

14. ASSUMING YOU WOULD HAVE 15 MINUTES ON A TV BROADCAST AND PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD COULD LISTEN WHAT YOU WERE SAYING, WHAT WOULD BE THE CORE OF YOUR MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE?
We have just one world. Let us connect to the nature and humans around us and acknowledge that we are privileged to be living in such a beautiful place. Let's celebrate life and minimize negative impacts as much as possible - by making smart and wise political, economical or nature conservational decisions.

At Work:

»I love to create new things and challenging myself. I'm never completely satisfied and I always strive for more.«

    

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