Honorable Mention / 2022 / Nature / Flowers

Elvira's Peony

These are photos of the peony I got from Elvira. I love shooting flowers that I get from my friends and loved ones. In doing so, I seek to preserve the memory of that happy moment of reception that carries within it a sense of love, respect, and intimacy with the person who gave me the flower. With the way I shoot and the lighting, I want to achieve the timeless beauty of a flower that never withers. To emphasize the delicate structure of the petals I photographed them through the water.

I am a fine art photographer and an Associate Professor of photography at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia. I have been involved in photography for over 25 years. At the beginning of my career, I was engaged mostly in advertising and reportage photography. The last few years I devoted to projects that fall within the field of abstract photography. I earned international recognition for my recent projects Other Worlds, Escape Landscapes and Floating Garden that won many international awards. I have exhibited photographs on over 50 group and 20 independent exhibitions.

Awards 2020.

15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, WINNER in the Nature Category, professional selection, for Floating Garden series

6th FAPA - Fine Art Photography Awards - 3rd prize winner in Nature, professional selection for "Floating Garden"

Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019 - Gold Winner in Nature Category, professional selection, for series "Floating Garden"


Chromatic Awards 2019 - 2nd Place and Sliver Medal in Abstract Category, professional selection, for "Red in Blue" from "Other Worlds" series

ND Photography Awards 2019 - 1st place and Gold Star Award in Fine Art: Abstract Category for "States of Mind" from "Other Worlds" series, Professional category

Minimalist Photography Awards 2019 - 1st place winner - Abstract Photographer Of The Year for "Other Worlds" series, Professional category

MIFA 2019 Moscow International Foto Awards - Bronze in Architecture-Interiors, Professional category for "Dreaming Escher"

13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award - WINNER in the Architecture & Interiors Category, Professional Selection for „Dreaming Escher“


12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award - WINNER in the Abstract Category, Professional Selection for „Other Worlds“ series