Martin Stranka, a native of the Czech Republic, is a self-taught professional photographer. Martin was a bored student plodding through courses in business school when the unexpected death of a close friend led him to pursue photography as a form of therapy. His distinctive vision of photography is etched as a unique space located in a balance and serenity, while his sophisticated and rewarding images exist in that narrow window of a few seconds between dreaming and awakening. Martin creates images that appear to be stills from a film — one that walks the line between fantasy and reality. During the last years he has won over 50 major international photography awards and his solo and group exhibitions have been seen from South and North America, through Europe, all the way to Asia. His photographs have been exhibited from South and North America, through Europe, all the way to Asia.