A lonely mangrove tree in the ocean near Darwin.
Michael Schlegel (Germany) started photographing right after finishing school in 2006. He considered studying but decided to be self-taught. In many of his projects he use ND (neutral density) filters to be able to get longer exposure times. He use these filters to use moving clouds to create patterns in the sky, or to get rid of distracting elements. He uses lines in the landscape to create graphic-like effects.
He’s been inspired by the work of famous artists like Ansel Adams, Michael Kenna, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Elger Esser, etc. Travelling is his passion and he like to have a spiritual relationship with the landscapes he comes across.