PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanyKristin Schnell Photography
ArtistKristin Schnell

I build small photo sets, light the set with photo flash lamps and leave it up to my birds whether they want to present, or if they want to tell their own story infront the camera. The same social issues apply in nature, as can be seen in the photos "Father and Son". An always fundamental passage of time in the generation conflict. The photo sets provide an abstract environment for the birds. The colors of the set harmonize with the colorful feathers. The bird is the focus and nothing distracts from its uniqueness.

I am drawn to the beauty of birds, their shimmering feathers and their presence in heaven and on earth. They evoke many associations as a symbol for spirituality and the flight of thoughts. And yet he is often a prisoner in human hands, in cages that limit his free flight. The creature of the wind is also the symbol of our limited thoughts, with cages within ourselves. All living beings are affected by our use of the world's resources, especially birds. There are still around 10,000 species of birds around the world, and there are fewer every day. They disappear almost silently.