MARTIN STRANKA was born in Most on Friday the thirteenth in April 1984 in Czech Republic, graduated high school in Litomerice, where he lived more than 20 years and then he finished the university in Prague. He was involved into photography since 2007, but he never studied it and he has been always self-taught himself. He perceives photography as an unique space located in a balance and serenity. His work exists in that narrow space of few seconds between dreaming and awaking.
During the last two years Martin gathered over thirty international photography awards. There is a list some of them, these are really valuable like: Emerging Talent Award in Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 with over than 60.000 entries, Finalist of Sony World Photography Awards 2010 with over than 43.000 entries; 1.st place in International Photo Award 2010, Directors Choice of Center International Awards with over than 6.000 entries; Finalist of Photographer Of The Year 2010, over 114.000 entries; 3.rd place in Digital Photographer of the Year Awards with over 300.000 entries, Artist of the week at The Saatchi Gallery.
He has created book covers for the biggest New York publishers like Harper Collins Publishers or Sterling Publishing. Also he has co-operated with other book publishers, music publishers or artists in person around the world.
His solo and group exhibitions were possible to see from South and North America, through Europe up to Asia. He loves the smell of autumn and sparkling grains of dust floating in the sunset.
☁ MARTIN STRANKA