There is a subtlety to Michael Schnabel's Fine Artwork – a simplicity that belies the depth each image holds, if you are willing to slow down in this frenetic world, and take the time to really see you will be reward with a certain quality of profoundness hidden within each image.
Shown here is the series Stille Berge. Michael writes, "Photographing in the Alps in my own vision was a creative process that developed over years. One day – or night rather – it clicked. Under the dark skies I found a tranquility …The night and it's silence gives the mountains a sublimity, feeling of raw creation and aloofness that I strived to capture in my work."
Schabel's images have garnered accolades as well as awards – and you can look forward to seeing his work featured in multiple gallery exhibits in 2014 - details are on his site. Another article on HappyFriday focuses on his commercial photography – there is a link below that I hope you enjoy.
When he is not traveling world, Michael Schnabel calls Stuttgart home.
Are night skies really dark? They may not be if you're near an urban center. Michael Schnabel photographs these skies using long exposures, finding surprising life and differences in what's over our heads.
These raw virgin landscapes hold a tranquility and power that Michael sought to depict. "These locations have a clarity and depth to them that one can feel."
Museums at Night
"How do works of art..spend their nights? When the editors of the magazine Zeit Leben suggested this topic, I got excited. Shortly thereafter I photographed inside museums at night using only available light."