About the Artist
For as long as I can remember, nature has always been my second home; time spent with it gave me joy and happiness. From roaming the forests on long cycles through winter mountain hikes to quiet sittings on cliffs at ocean edges.
I never had a competitive desire. I have always retreated to nature, to places where I could relax and contemplate understanding of the delicate balance between us humans and the natural world.
It was in autumn of 2005 when I have stopped on one of my cycles and decided, that I want to start creating something that will help me express myself and find a deeper understanding of things around me. Something I can use as a bridge of translation between my perception of the very nature I cherish, to the hearts of others around me. I have decided – I wanted to take photographs.
After making this decision, my whole life began to take a new shape. A new passion started to emerge, and I felt that this is something I always wanted to do.
Relocating to Dublin, Ireland back in the summer of 2006 naturally led me to see the Wicklow Mountains for the first time – and fell in love with this Landscape. I knew back then that I could not only take images, but that I need to create them. Single frame shots were somehow not enough, I knew I must push myself further than just “button pressing” and find a way to praise the Landscape exactly as I saw it with my own eyes. Panoramic format! This was the answer.
It took me months and years of research to learn new techniques and processes to develop my own style, but it was well worth the effort.
Since then the landscape became a window through which I see the world.
“A place, a vista, contours and colours.
The lakes, the windswept trees, mountain ranges with their snowy summits. A morning light of the rising sun, the evening play of the moody clouds. These natural sanctuaries give me distance and restore my balance, away from the rushing world of our daily lives.
My inner expression of these places is the image. It can behold and a memory of a unique moment. A moment I was waiting for so long. Preparing, learning the location, visiting and re-visiting, finally becoming friends with it.
Only then I have a chance to be blessed with witnessing a landscape’s full beauty. Only then can I quietly capture it in the only imaginable to me way – with a photograph.
A composite of tens or even hundreds of images enclosed in one creation, celebrated by immaculate coalescence of all the elements: the light, the shadow, clouds and sun, the tree and the mountain.
Nature is my inspiration. Landscape and photography are my craft.
Panoramic is the wide perception, which helps me to understand the world better.
My responsibility as an artist is to capture these remarkable natural places and record them as photographs. Not in single shot images, but on a carefully prepared and planned compositions, with wide panoramic views. Only then could these vistas be displayed in a form of large format prints, to bring the Viewer closer to Nature … and Nature closer to Humans. “
Bart lives and creates his works in Dublin. He uses modern image capturing and fine art digital print technologies to create his breath-taking large format composite panoramas.
The complete process from preparation, through image capturing all the way to processing and print is looked after exclusively by himself.
His works have been exhibited internationally and are appreciated by many private and corporate clients.