My name is Martin Rak. I was born in 1984 in Prague, and have been living there all my life. I got my first camera from my grandfather when I was six and I have been interested in photography since then. However, I have only been photographing seriously since 2009, when I bought my first digital SLR camera.
I enjoy traveling and being outside, therefore I mostly do fine art landscape photography. My favorite place is the Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland which lies on the boarder between the Czech Republic and Germany. Most of my images are from there.
It is a beautiful feeling to stand on a cliff in the morning silence, above the endless sea of clouds and to be there when the first light touches the landscape. I try to capture this atmosphere with my camera and share it with you.
I have recently been more attracted to black and white photography, which especially together with long exposures allow me to drift away from the real world and realize my creative intention.
2016-17 EISA Maestro
2016 Sony World Photographer Awards
WINNER, Czech Republic National Award
2014 International Photo Awards IPA
2014 Prix de la Photographie Paris Px3
2013 International Photo Awards IPA
2012 International Photo Awards IPA