Johannes & Hugo Wassermann, Georg Kantioler und Manuel Plaickner (IT)
Nature in perfection - A different view on South Tyrol
The new presentation by this quartet of nature photographers. Hugo and Johannes Wassermann, Manuel Plaickner and Georg Kantioler reveals the strong bonds for their homeland of South Tyrol. This declaration of love to their native place is the first joint project in this set-up. The content of this 30-minute presentation shows their effort to depict South Tyrol's exceptional natural treasures "in perfection". And the four of them have a lot in common: they go out of their way to create unique images on their doorstep in intimate encounters with Nature. Following their urge for pleasant composition, they are always on the search for THE special angle of view. Sensitivity, persistence, a lot of blood, sweat and tears as well as commitment and the larger part of their spare time is their investment in their great passion nature photography. Simultaneously, with the release of their presentation, a joint coffee table book of the same title will be published in the autumn of 2017 by Knesebeck publishing house. It will be presented for the first time at the International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen.
About the photographers
To be able to cover all aspects of nature photography we have decided to team up as a quartet for this particular project. The composition of the group was by no means accidental. For one, we are all nature-loving and passionate nature photographers but do have a different focus. Secondly, we live only roughly 10 km apart, which is still an advantage for a joint project even in the age of communication technology. And last but not least, we maintain a harmonious and friendly relationship with each other.
The range of photographs clearly reveals the favourite topic of each photographer. Johannes and Manuel were able to express their love for animal photography, while Hugo and Georg are more in favour of landscape and macro photography. For the book and presentation project we spent an awful lot of time together especially in the evenings. And it was a great experience to realize that a successful outcome was the main priority for all of us. Personal interests, choice of images, texts and layout issues were all put aside without fuss or quibble for the sake of the overall objective to create a high-quality piece of work.
Johannes Wassermann, born in 1986, lives in Brixen – South Tyrol, restorer of furniture
Hugo Wassermann, born in 1959, lives in Brixen – South Tyrol, restorer of furniture
Georg Kantioler, born in 1968, lives in Feldthurns – South Tyrol, construction consultant
Manuel Plaickner, born in 1982, lives in Vahrn – South Tyrol, management accounting