When I left a Munich advertising studio for Ireland, I dreamed of cheap whisky, hot geysers and a little adventure. Wrong. Very wrong indeed! The whiskey was expensive, the hot springs were in Iceland and the little adventure developed into a big adventure. The land and it's people were fascinating right from the beginning and after learning a few words of the English language, tinted with an Irish flavour, mind and soul were cleared of orderly Teutonic perceptions. The wind blew away the acquired photographic rules to let grey skies and green meadows convert easily into stunning pictures. The adventure was in full swing and I never missed the Bavarian studio.
Since then I have travelled to many exotic countries. During 1973, in recognition of my work, I was awarded the honours of a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (F.R.P.S.). In 1982 I started to build up my own Picture Library (nagelestock.com
) and for commercial reasons, moved to England. Here I soon discovered the Highland of Scotland which has so much in common with the Emerald Isle. The sunny beaches of exotic tourist destinations did not tempt me, hence it is no surprise that I still have not got around to buying a sensible sunshade for my camera. Instead of a sunshade I placed many other astonishing, yet creative bits in front of my lenses in order to manipulate my work within the camera. Deception by photography? Not really: in photography, it is not the camera that creates the picture, but the person behind it. Today, the digital technology and the trusted Mac are simply a natural development, helping us to express ourselves in ways we could have never envisaged a few years ago. May my selection of images cross barriers of language and culture, offering only inspiration.
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All Rights Reserved. All images in this gallery are the original work of Edmund Nagele F.R.P.S. All works for sale are the copyright of Edmund Nagele F.R.P.S. and as such, are protected by US and International Copyright laws. No images are within Public Domain and NO FREE IMAGES are offered. Fair use is not an excuse. Purchased prints will NOT show any copyright watermarkings.
Edmund Nagele joined Pixels on March 20th, 2013.