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MY WAY

While growing up with my family's movietheater business in lower Austria, my imaginary world was given first wings by the shown films, their stars, drama, art and design. Along with my mothers fashion drawings, which I discovered as a seven year old.

I taught my self to draw and tailor my own fashion creations. My bedroom floor served as a working table. After all it was my dream to become a Costumedesigner (for film and theater) later on. Unfortunately I let myself be distructed. I took a huge detour, working in more then 10 different professional fields, while moving back and forth between Austria and 5 other countries. Despite, travelling to many countries and meeting a great diversity of cultures around the globe, certenly made a major and extremely positiv impact on my soul and imagination, which grew immeasurably. 

 

My autodidactic artistic activities were ongoing during all those years, including my first steps towards Graphic Design and Photography. Returning from a 6months trip to Nepal, Tibet and India, my life-project Welbefre appeared while practicing with the graphic programs. Welbefre and the story around it flew like a river from my soul into the computer. I simultaniously painted my futuristic visions with Acrylic colors onto canvas. Also my interest for Photography grew those years, Together with a Photographer, we prepared for an art-project in (Paris and) Venice, for which I assisted. But mainly I modeled with my own dress-creation for the images 'Venice Night' and 'Venice Day'. 

This was followed by several art courses and my participation in film and TV productions, due to strong interest for the work behind the camera and the actions on a film-set.

 

Just like with everything else, it was the flow of life who kept pulling me. In particular during a 20 moths-travel through 11 countries, which I started on my own in September 2003. I flew to the other side of the planet. There,  I  just couldn't stop pushing the trigger on my little beginner-digital camera. Especially in Australia and New Zealand. I wanted to hold-on to this divine natural beauty.

Strictly speaking, it was my fascination for the greatness of nature and my strong need to preserve those unique moments for a little eternity that I became a Photographer.

 

Back home, while working in Marketing and as a certified Event Manager, my fire for taking images grew. Conveniently a Photographers service was demanded. I so developed from portraying people for their advertisement and documented local and international events.

 

ENTHOUSIASTIC REPORTER

Enthusiastic nature-lover and environmental activist at that time, I further documented the work of Greenpeace along some greater campaigns in Europe, as well as other occasions who correspond to what I consider to be of major importance on this fantastic planet. In particular animal life as of life in general! 

I adore to be challenged by demanding environments, while freezing unique moments with my camera. 

But my devotion for catching unique moments doesn't stop here.

 

FINE ART - ABOVE AND UNDER WATER

After an exciting mission as Head of Backstage II at the Lifeball 2008, I moved to France for almost 5 years and worked officially as Visual Artist Painter, Graphic Designer and Photographer. More and more paying attention to Fine Art and conceptional Photography.

Living at Brittany's most beautyful sea side, I completed an internship in Studio Portrait Photography in Rennes, followed by a first photo exhibition -as a member of the Photographic & Audiovisual Society of Saint Malo- at the Chateau de la Briantais. At the following solo-exphibition nearby, I exposed my under water series FORMES DE VIE SOUS MARIN, showing sea life which emerged the same year from a dive in deep Andaman waters.

 

This actually lead to my participation in the scientific exhibition BORD DE MER -on behalf of l'Éspace de Scéances de Rennes & l'Office de tourisme Saint Lunaire- which was held at the Centre Culturel Jean Rochefort St. Lunaire. My task: Portraying algaes (and shells) living in and at the Emerald coast.

 

Expressively lush and colorful accents, who dominate this surprising reflection of sea-life in less then 20cm!!!!! below water surface. I so wish to intensify peoples feelings and awake their inner perception for the infinitely high value of life and its beauty.

 

Paris : yet, there was no way around elaboration with Black and White. Paris offered itself as an ideal architectural partner for my inner images, who resulted in the conceptual series BODYTECTURES, as also in other artwork.

WORKING ON-LOCATION

Back in Austria, I graduated as Press Photographer & Photo Designer in 2013, continued to progress on the basis of various Fine Art projects and started photo-business in late 2015.

 

One of the two focal points of my work since is the advertising industry, for which I document Austrias high society as a Press-, Event- and Business Photographer. I also offer Architectural, Real Estate and Product Photography. More may come..
However, my greatest strength remains the Visual Arts, the portrayal of people, artists, animals as well as nature scenes. Whether for advertising or my private well-being: all images are the result of my
artistic nature and intuitiv working style, preferably taking advantage of natural lights.

Several months a year my four-paw-companion and I travel through the Alps -in the smalles campingcar the world knows- in order to feel this deeply loved nature on high altitudes. My plan: preserving those devine scenes and sharing them with others. Together with reports that concern mother and father earth, I develop my imagery into an independent health-branch.  As a Photographer and simply as a person, I strive for healthy developments.

 

My philosophy towards business: Reliability, compelling Quality and Style.

 

My philosophy towards my inner and outer world: Healthyer, better, more..

Those who look onto me just as one of many Photo-takers, may receive just pictures. Those who can truly see, will receive much more...

 

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all rights reserved © Christina.Maria.Stowasser. 2015-2020

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