/ 2020 / Nature / Other

When time stands still

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Other
  • Photographer
    Petra Nass

This image is part of my series "When Time Stands Still".

In deep winter there is a time when nature rests. All is frozen, there is no growth and there is no decay. During this darkest time of the year time stands still. It is the time for introspection and reflection. The naked silhouettes of trees against a misty canvas allow us humans also to be quiet and rest.​​​​​​​

I am a German biologist and have lived and worked in China and the United States. I took my first photography steps with my father, who gave me my first camera and taught me about light. During my doctorate, exploring the ultrastructure of a plant virus, I learned darkroom techniques to develop and print my electron micrographs. Since moving to Paris, I am studying fine art photography with Meredith Mullins on the Ile Saint Louis. In my work, I search for calm and finding magic in the present moment.

Awards FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2020
Nominee, Abstract Category for the image leave print
Nominee, Nature Category for the image Nature Reserve

PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2017
Bronze Award, Abstract Category for the series shadow play
Honorable Mentions, Abstract Category for the image Windchime I
Honorable Mentions, Nature Category for the image Ring of Brodgar

PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2014
Gold Award, Architecture Category for the image deckscape
Silver Award, Abstract Category for the image deckscape
Silver Award, Abstract Category for the image lampscape

INTERNATIONAL FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD - GRAND PRIX DE LA DÉCOUVERTE 2013
Finalist, Abstract Category for the image lampscape

INTERNATIONAL FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD - GRAND PRIX DE LA DÉCOUVERTE 2012
Juror Award of Merit, Still Life Category for the image Marché aux Puces (Through the Looking Glass)​​​​​​​