Born in Alkmaar, The Netherlands in 1971, currently based in Užice, Serbia. Multi-skilling journalist who has worked in the media for more then 10 years, producing variety programs for local radio network, writing articles and travel reports for newspapers and magazines.
I then worked as a print designer for a local newspaper before finding a real passion for photography, print and visual arts. Take look at my visual concept: www.wix.com/petkomichel/portfolio.
I accomplished several goals in my career and now I am willing to expand my professional sphere by accepting new challenges in the field of visual arts in worldwide media.
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I PAINT WITH LIGHT AND COLOUR, TRANSFORMING THE ORDINARY TO THE SPECIAL
My passion is fineart photography; "lightpaintings", as I call my photographs, are already designed within the camera and then transferred by my special postwork to exceptional "photo paintings".
I've developed for my photography art my own special texture-, light-, structure-effect-techniques for over 10 years .
The main focus of my artworks is on the artistic realization of new artworks, the creation of individual colors, shapes and light to carry certain emotions, harmony and the beauty of unique photopaintings. My style is sometimes elegant, sometimes simply minimalistic but sometimes also romantic in pastel colors. The main themes are from nature, flora and still life.
Another favorite of mine is macro photography, the closer look trains the eye for a new way of seeing.
These photographs are nearly all SOOC, i.e. without any post-processing. Here I use special camera techniques that allow me such insights into microcosms, as they cannot be done by conventional macro lenses.
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WOLFGANG KAEHLER has photographed around the world for prestigious magazines and travel companies since 1977. He has traveled to Antarctica over twenty-five times. In 1985 he was awarded First Prize in the Composition & Form category of the "WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR" competition, sponsored by BBC WILDLIFE and the MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY in London. His winning photo, "Penguins on Ice", was one of 8,500 worldwide entries. In 1988 he was selected by National Geographic as one of 100 photographers for a worldwide exhibit and book "ODYSSEY-THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC". In September of 1989 his book, "PENGUINS", was published by Chronicle Books in San Francisco, in August 2005 his book “Charles Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle” was published by Barnes & Nobel. His photos have been published in books and magazines around the world. June 2011: Wolfgang got his first "Coffee Table eBook app" published. Please check it out: http://sutromedia.com/apps/Antarctica_A_Photographic_Journey
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For more information please visit www.wkaehlerphoto.com
For me everything began with the love for traveling and the wish to ban the unknown and fascinating - people, landscapes, situations - in pictures. Meanwhile I am a freelance photographer working in the fields of people and fashion as well as nature and urban/ urbex. Whats left is the love for strong composition and mostly decent colours. And I like the little strange, absurd and bizarre things for their beauty.