Ivan K. Maras is a photographer, director of photography and lecturer based in Cologne, Germany. Specialised in outdoor and nature photography, he tells compelling visual stories of human nature and the wilderness of our planet. His work is defined by the love he shares for this world and its creatures. A grand sensibility for his surroundings fed by what lies in the past and still might come is the key element to his creativity.
"As far as I can think back, people nearest to me stated that I was of an openly passionate and spirited character on the surface, yet silent, sensible and highly empathic for my surroundings on the inside. Already as a child I thought a lot about all the visuals occurring around me, where they come from and if others perceive them the same way.
Smells, sounds and how elements like water, wind and light affect the things, were always fascinating to me.
The nature of things and how humans interact with them are my daily inspirations.
This constant confrontation with my inner self in connection with my environment helped me understand in an early point in life that true happiness and beauty lie within nature and your very self. To seek and capture those aspects of our world is the main feature of my work."
Feel free to contact me for any project you have in mind.
I look forward to engage with you and offer my professional service according to your wishes.
My services include:
directing and direction of photography for commercials, image films, music videos, portrait films, industry films, event films, etc.
photography in all its forms, digital and print
workshops and teaching photography and film production