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Visit us regularly for updates on Stefan’s current projects and for news on upcoming events.

september 16th

montier festival cancelled

With the current numbers of positive COVID-19 tests on the rise, unfortunately the organizers had to cancel this year’s Montier festival. I am quite sad about this, but I can completely understand the decision. The health and safety of people always comes first and hopefully next year, the circumstances will be better.

In the end, it is in the interest of the organizers, as well as the attendees to enjoy themselves in a safe environment and to completely immerse themselves in nature, photography and art. This will be much easier to accomplish with a mind at ease and not constantly having to worry about catching or spreading the virus.

Obviously, this will not affect the availability of my penguin book. You will still be able to get a signed copy via the new Nature in Focus Shop. Link will follow soon! 🙂


august 27th

penguin book proof stage 

Last weekend Stefan worked on the proofs of his upcoming penguin book “Penguin – A Story of Survival” and made sure, that all images will be printed in the best quality possible.

For those unfamiliar with the stages of a book: upon receiving the proofs it is the authors task to make sure there is no residual dust on the images, to check whether the print quality (colors, gradation, etc.) is good and also to check whether all images will be correctly displayed after the pages are cut into their final format (especially for so-called full bleed images, which spread over two pages). It’s a process where attention to detail is of the utmost important, but Stefan made sure that even the tiniest mistakes were mitigated.

In a few days the book will be printed! 6,000 copies (German & English language) in the first run. Exciting times! 🙂

august 13th

penguin book layout finished

Finally, after months of selecting the photographs, conceptualizing and writing the story, many correction rounds and layouting we are nearing the end of the design process of my book “Penguin – A Story of Survival”. Yesterday, I added my final comments to the layout draft, which are currently being worked into the existing design. Over the weekend I will work on the image descriptions and then everything will be sent off for proof printing.

Stay tuned for updates and make sure to order your copy early enough. The initial print run is limited to only 6,000 copies, which are split into English and German. Soon you will be able to pre-order in the new Nature in Focus Shop.

august 10th

large exhibition announced

All being well, Stefan will be attending and exhibiting at one of the largest exhibition festivals in Europe: the 24ème Festival International de la Photo Animalière et de Nature in Montier-en-Der in France (19th-22nd November, 2020). Come by and say hello, or ask any questions you have about his experiences and images. Copies of Penguin – A Story of Survival will also be available to purchase from there.