TIFA 2021 Nature / Flowers

Floral Dreams

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Flowers
  • Photographer
    Henrik Spranz

A series of dreamy photos of wild flowers embedding the subjects in their blurred habitat using an open aperture and the bokeh of different lenses. Most of the photos weren't retouched at all, a few just cleaned a little bit. No filters were used and the photos aren't composings.

Nick Smith for Outdoor Photography magazine: "There's something magical about Henrik Spranz's photography. Although deeply rooted in the hyper-real world of natural history and landscape, his work bears none of the hallmarks of scientific illustration or even animal portraiture. His world is a dream-like state of whimsical and wispy perfection, pastel colours and cheeky woodland creatures. In fact, it's fair to say that the Spranz portfolio has more in common with Grimm's Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen or even the early animated children's movies by Walt Disney..."