It is a trip to Tanzania in 2001 that influenced Billy’s course of life in many ways. Not only he visited and revisited the continent many times since to fulfill his passion for photography but also to collaborate actively with many institutions striving to preserve the wealth of African fauna. He is a patron of Giraffe Conservation Foundation. He also regularly donates images both for spreading awareness about the cause and also to help in raising funds for African Wildlife Foundation, the Nature Conservancy and other conservation initiatives. That his art has found a greater purpose beyond being a source of a positive delight for the audience is perhaps his greatest achievement.
Being a nature photographer he often finds himself at remote corners of earth. And with only nature accompanying him in his journeys he finds enough time to breath into the tranquillity of fresh air and pristine landscapes. From disparate Patagonia to frozen Alaska, from dramatic Fiordland to unforgettable Ireland, Andrea travelled many miles under the sun with his faithful camera at hand.
Marsel van Oosten used photography as a way of injecting life into the hectic pace that he was living at. With a full time career in advertising with two gold lions at the prestigious International Advertising Festival, Cannes, France, against his name there was little time for him to think of anything else. A trip to Tanzania however changed a lot of things in Marsel’s life. In the close proximity of the wilderness the roar of lions and the laugh of hyenas felt like music to the ears. Life started charting a new route. Five years after this experience Marsel found the charm of his new love to be too overwhelming to ignore. He gladly switched his advertising career with his new identity, the wildlife photographer.
Dorin Bofan is a dreamer. And he always aspires to live his life emulating his dreams. ‘Adrift’ in this ocean of marvel called life, Dorin explores the wonders of ‘Light & Space’ even while a corner of his heart remains ‘Earthbound’ throbbing fondly for the forest’s silent choreography or capturing the untold stories of those desiccated leaves of autumn buried deep into their ‘Cold Sleep’.
A professional software engineer residing in Nürnberg, Germany, Michael Breitung fell in love with photographing nature in later half of the past decade. A regular writer for photography magazines such as, Kwerfeldein and Landscape Photography Magazine, Michael loves being surrounded by nature on a mountain cliff or at a river bank all the while capturing the moods of the environment through his eloquent photography.