French photographer David Strano has been creating images for more than two decades. An eager student of the photographic arts, Strano gained experience with wedding photography, photojournalism, and industrial photography. The passion of photographing animals he had since the beginning of his career, has evolved after years of experimentation with different cameras, techniques and subject matter. His first professional tenures in photography were with equestrian clubs.
His dreamlike compositions capture and emphasize the captivating essence of the natural world. Inspired by the Dutch Golden Age painters of the 17th century, the photographer implements “dark light” in his images, where his subjects seem to emerge from darkness with a halo-like effect. Strano uses minimal and discreet digital post- processing, so he relies foremost upon studio expertise gathered over the course of his career. Overall, the photographer aims to encapsulate and diffuse the moments of beauty of our planet, in the face of issues such as climate change. While he employs innovative processes (including underwater photography) and utilizes modern materials (such as aluminum Dibond and acrylic glass), his creative approach is rather simple: “I see it, admire it, and preserve it.”