Martin Stranka first exhibited his photography in his homeland—the Czech Republic—in 2007. In 2009 his work travelled to Romania and Belgium and now it can be admired in galleries across Britain and the United States, too. Stranka has been decorated with numerous awards, including the International Photo Award this year.
His work has been described as existing in that narrow space of a few seconds between sleep and awakening. ‘These few seconds are so incredible and amazing’, muses Stranka. ‘Even though we have experienced these moments many times […] we are still always confused by these few seconds.’ His goal is to blur the borders of consciousness and for the viewer to question his reality.