Aesthetic Contemplation - © Volker Birke
Lago di Resia - © Volker Birke
Mare Serenitatis - © Volker Birke
I'm a semi-professional, predominantly self-taught photographer specializing in artistic photography. I've been fascinated with nature, especially sea and landscapes, all my life, and how it relates to personal feelings, atmosphere and moods. Got my first camera around the age of ten more than 40 years ago. Therefore, artistic landscape photography has always been a favorite subject, also viewing landscape paintings (e.g., created by Caspar David Friedrich, William Turner). For the last ten years I have primarily used digital SLR cameras, though still employing and developing (b&w 35 mm) film occasionally.
For more work please check out my personal homepage: www.volkerbirke.com
Recent awards as well as accomplishments:
Several international awards at Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3), The International Award Honoring Black & White Photography (Black & White Spider Awards), The International Award Honoring Color Photography, The International Photography Awards (IPA).
Thank you very much for stopping by and your interest in my work!