Beyond the Camera Lens
Christian Schmidt, a German freelance photographer, is award-winning for a reason. No matter what he points his camera at, the resulting image is breathtaking, intriguing, or mesmerizing. He categorizes the photographs in his portfolio into landscapes, people, architecture, and automotive. Nearly each of them are masterpieces imbued with a surreal quality, a bit of fantasy. Some of Christian’s landscape portraits look like they are straight out of The Lord of the Rings or another such fantastical setting where magic is the norm and mythical creatures reside.
He uses different techniques in his photographs, so I was never tired of viewing them. Some are washed out and ethereal, shapes barely there. In others, the vibrancy is pumped up, colors darkened, and lines are defined and sharp.
As you peruse Christian Schmidt’s photos, you don’t quite know what to expect next. The one thing you can be sure of, however, is not being bored.