The technical conveniences of modern photographic equipment and lenses somehow gradually put photographers on the same starting track. The only decision is the photographer’s financial possibilities. With technical advances in digital devices, sensor pixel count, lens autofocus speed, and shutter-second sequence, nature photography has peaked. No great moment can escape, everyone will always be quite sharp and not wasted. In order to distinguish them at least a little from the others, new localities, which had not been visited before, began to appear in digital form, recording rare species that had not been recorded on the camera chip by that time.
Due to exceptional images, there were also very dangerous destinations in all forgotten corners of the world. With the help of waterproof lenses and motion detectors, they entrusted their lucky shots through photo traps, so they don’t even see the subject with their own eyes. It would seem that wildlife photography has reached its peak. As if there was nowhere to go, where to go.
However, in recent years I have been inspired by authors looking for ways elsewhere (eg. www.jirihrebicek.com, www.deniseippolito.com). Authors who seek to present nature to the viewer as if in a puzzle, with light hints, in a fairy haze, in a dream. So that he could guess what the photo actually captured. Or just wanted to capture. And not every one of them imagines the same conclusion. Dreamy objects in a dreamy landscape.
The mystery of long times or double exposures is often a mystery to the author until the very last moment. But the results are very interesting. And it is a way out of the crowd, untraked, undiscovered, tempting, which certainly offers unexpected possibilities. Photography at the border of wildlife and abstraction. He may be looking for his spectator. But even if she didn’t find it, I enjoy this new discipline anyway.