Posted on May 23, 2018
Busy times, so here is a quick update on some highlights.
I am very happy to been asked to be one of the Jury members of MontPhoto 2018 international photo contest. The first 100% woman jury in Nature photography, and you should read the comments on this on Social Media 😉 I think its about time that woman finally get the same role and part in Nature photography as our male colleagues.
So a big applause to the staff of this Spanish festival and competition.
At the moment we finished our first judging round and start the second round end of this month. The final round will be in June. More about this and the results later on this year.
Results Biophotocontest 2018, Prairies, Steppes and Savannah are in. An Italian international photo contest.
This years ‘theme’ didn’t gave me a real enthusiastic feel to join at first but it is always good to have an archive and one even made it to the finals, Highly Commented !
Thank you jury!
For choosing my image, taken in the Auvergne, close to my home.
Congrats to the winners and other finalists.
Posted on May 1, 2018
Merci à tous !
Back home from Saint Valery sur Somme, France.
29th Edition FESTIVAL DE L’OISEAU ET DE LA NATURE. 9 days surrounded with warm public and nice colleagues.
Thank you Stéphane HAUSSOULIER , Marie-Agnès BOCHE, Delphine Moreaux and the rest of the team from the festival and all the volunteers who made us feel at home with their warm welcome and great organization!
Not to forget the visitors who came and visit my new exhibition ‘With trees (Avec l’arbre)’ . Thank you for your kind feedback and warm compliments on, as many of you said a poetic and original vision of trees. I was happy to share my vision with you.
Posted on March 21, 2018
By Charlotte Parkin | Posted
This month On Landscape (a subscription based magazine dedicated to landscape photography) published an interview with me about my book project; Variations in Trees.
Charlotte Parkin (CP): In most photographers’ lives there are ‘epiphanic’ moments where things become clear, or new directions are formed. What were your two main moments and how did they change your photography?
Kristel Schneider (KS): In my younger years I travelled a lot to Asia and was fascinated by the people, their expressions, their colourful clothes, the environment they were living in and I loved the interaction with them.
My photography back then was mainly ‘street-photography’. This all changed when I started taking painting classes in, Amsterdam, my hometown. Unfortunately, I soon realised that I could not draw very well and let’s say I became an abstract painter very fast. The good thing about it was that it had a big influence on my photography; I started looking at other subjects, more in detail and I became drawn to structures and textures. Call it the seeding moment of my abstract photography.
READ MORE on the ONLANDSCAPE site https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2018/03/interview-photographer-kristel-schneider/
Posted on March 15, 2018
Back from Salon Monts d’Or Photos. A nice festival with a warm and cozy atmosphere and an enthusiastic ‘Lyonaise’ audience. The staff Nicole & Christian Segaud with their volunteers make you feel ad home immediately . Thank you ‘Lyonaise’ visitors, colleague photographers for your nice feedback, compliments, conversations and laughter’s ! .
Next year I am invited to come back to showcase all my images of ‘ With Trees’ . See you in 2019!
Posted on March 4, 2018
(For in the agenda):
Happy to announce my New photography exhibition tour : With Trees – Avec l’Arbre
This year I will be at several photo festivals (France, Spain), to present work from my new book and others.
First festival is upcoming weekend, 10-11 March 2018, Salon Monts d’Or Photos in St. Didier, France.
Centre Laurent Bonnevay
23 rue du Castellard
Ouverture au public
Samedi 10 mars de 13h30 à 19h00
Dimanche 11 mars de 9h30 à 18h30
Hope to see you next weekend !
Posted on October 28, 2017
Happy to announce that my image ‘Berries’ was Highly Commended in Category Plants and Fungi at
GDT EUROPEAN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017
Next to the WPY (Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BBC) competition for me this is the second High standard Competition for Nature Photographers around.
The GDT’s focus is on innovative and creative images, that’s why I am very happy to get this Highly Commended for my ‘Berries’, a personal favorite.
This image is also published in my first book: Variations in Trees, that will be available early December 2017.
More information: here (webshop)
Posted on October 24, 2017
VARIATIONS IN TREES | LES VARIATIONS DE L’ ARBRES
( Available December 2017 |Disponible Décembre 2017)
– A photographic journey through uncommon compositions of an ordinary subject.
Trees, we often pass them by without even really seeing them –
– Une recherche photographique de compositions autour d’un sujet ordinnaire.
Une arbre qui nous est famillier et à côté duquel on passe sans même le remarquer –
“This book will take you in a graphical journey of subtle colors and structures, because Variations in Trees is a graphical search for the innermost impressions of the Auvergne trees. As you turn the pages, they will lead you in a dance that is both intimately photographic and deeply inspiring” –
“Ce livre va vous transporter au fil d’un voyage graphique fait de couleurs et de formes subtiles. Variations in Trees est une quête graphique des plus profondes impressions issues des arbres d’Auvergne. A mesure que vous tournerez ces pages, vous serez entraînés dans une danse intimement photogénique et d’une inspirante profondeur” –
Photographs & Texts: Kristel Schneider
Foreword: Heike Odermatt
Design : Duncan Baumbach, Creative Communications, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Translation: Fabienne Rousseau
Size: 26,5 cm – 24,5 cm
Pages: 68 + cover
Paper: Condat Perigort Matt. 170 g/m²
Printing house: Roelofs B.V., Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Edition : Hardcover
Texts: English and French
First published 2017