在這系列平靜的照片中,荷蘭攝影師Michal Pelka將海浪凝結於瞬間:他的鏡頭捕捉了海面上海花湧起、乘風堆疊,最終破碎、浪花翻騰的過程。這份對海洋的愛也讓Pelka憑藉著一系列讓人平靜的海浪攝影開啟了他的職業生涯。
In this serene photographic series, Dutch photographer Michal Pelka captures ocean waves as they break—turning his love of the sea into a career with his peaceful wave photography.

紮根於南荷蘭省的曼斯特市(Monster),Pelka擅長將周邊的環境化作自己的靈感泉源。「荷蘭並不是一個以豐富的海上活動,或刺激的衝浪聞名的地方,但總是有那麼一些時候,北海會為我們帶來一些驚喜」,攝影師這樣說到。Pelka曾經在西澳洲待過一段時間,並在那裡學會如何享受衝浪,於是有一天,他決定透過攝影來表現出他對衝浪、對海洋的熱情,並買了他的第一台水下相機。回憶起那天,Pelka説:「我就這樣頭也不回地衝進海裡。然後我也很快就沈醉其中——在水裡的那種感覺。我的作品正是想捕捉我們與海洋的互動,並試圖藉由照片這個媒介來探索海洋的本質。」
Based in Monster, a seaside town in the Dutch province of South Holland in The Netherlands, Pelka uses his surroundings as inspiration for his work. “It’s not exactly a country known for its abundant sea life or epic surf, but every now and then, our North Sea knows exactly how to surprise me,” he says. Having lived in Western Australia with the Indian ocean on his doorstep, Pelka decided to combine his passions for surfing and the ocean with photography, buying his first proper underwater camera. “I jumped in the ocean and didn’t look back,” he says. “It quickly became an obsession to be in the water, capturing our interaction with it and to find the true essence of it, all in a single photograph.’

透過畫面,Pelka展現出北海令人驚豔的一面:不時出現的強烈風暴以及驚滔巨浪,看來要駕馭這裡的海浪需要純熟的衝浪技巧與精準的時機掌握。在COVID爆發之前,這位攝影師經常四處旅遊,尋找不同的海洋並試著與之共舞,拍下每一個蔚藍的瞬間,他的足跡遍佈了西歐,造訪過包括法國、葡萄牙、西班牙等地。
Through his images, Pelka demonstrates the timing and skill that is needed to surf the cold and windy waves of the North Sea, where there are sometimes violent storms and large swells. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the photographer often traveled to find big waves abroad, welcoming challenging conditions in countries like France, Portugal, and Spain to get the perfect shot.

Artist: Michal Pelka
Words: Stephanie Wade
Source: Ignant

 

 

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