/ 2020 / Special / Night Photography

Anima, silenced Souls

  • Prize
    Bronze in Special/Night Photography
  • Photographer
    Florian W. Mueller

Long time dead, stuffed and staged, these animals show a character and a certain kind of melancholy. The soul long ago left the body, which, thanks to taxidermy, defies decay. I wanted to portray this remaining dignity, maybe even a bit of indictment.

If we continue to treat our nature, the animals and plants world in such a way we do, maybe such prepared animals and man-created sceneries remain to our descendants…

Big thanks to the Senckenberg Natural Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, who let me shoot this series during the night.

In times of an endless flood of images & greed for perfection I see the necessity to look into an entirely different direction: The images is not enough, it is the abstraction and the individual view oft he beholder, together they reach into and below the surface of customary patterns of conception.
The imagination of the viewer supplements what's absent; what thematically is not dissolved receives an invisible layer through the observer.
All about evocation of thoughts, associations, emotions

Awards 2015, 1x Honorable Mention & 2 Nominations, 10th annual Black & White Spider Awards 2015
 
2015, 3x Honorable Mentions at the International Photography Awards 2015
 
2015, Gold – in the BFF (German Association of Freelance Photographers) magazine
 
2015, 1st Place – “Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art”, International Color Awards 2015

2015, 2x nominees in the categories “Abstract” and “Architecture”, International Color Awards 2015
 
2015, 2x “Bronze”, One Eyeland Awards 2014
 
2014, 2x “Honorable Mentions”, International Photography Award 2014, USA
 
2014, 1x “Honorable Mention”, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP 2014

2014, 3x “Nominees”, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP 2014
 
2014, 2x Gold – in the BFF (German Association of Freelance Photographers) magazine