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Michaela Skovranova is an Australian based filmmaker, photographer, director and Olympus Visionary. You won’t find much in the way of bright colours in her photos but while desaturated, her images are dripping with emotion, drama and a certain respect for the duality between beauty and raw power that exists in the ocean and nature. Originally from Slovakia, Michaela moved to Australia where her focus shifted to documentary and underwater capture. Since then, she has amassed a variety of awards including being named on Photoboite’s list of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers. Her short films pick up the natural, ambient-lit storytelling where the images leave off.


Press:

Mashable Australia "The wonders of life beneath the waves"

The Huffington Post  "When filmmaker and photographer Michaela Skovranova and her family moved from Slovakia to Sydney, they jumped into the big blue sea and never looked back."

Daily Mail "Taking the plunge: The spellbinding photographs that show hauntingly beautiful life under the ocean surface”

Instagram "Free-diving with Whales, Dolphins, and Australian photographer @mishkusk"

The Telegraph UK "Synchronicity': Photo series exploring life under the sea"

The Sydney Morning Herald "Australian art photographers explore underwater worlds"

Design Taxi "Free Diving Photographer Snaps Mesmerizing Images Of Underwater Giants"

The Guardian "Australian Life prize 2015: the colour, the joy, the weird and wonderful"

The Sydney Morning Herald "Winner of Australian Life Prize"

The New York Times Photographer: "Studying Sharks’ Social Lives to Expose Their Friendly Side"

 

Awards / Exhibitions

Photoboite 2016 30 UNDER 30 | WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS 

Selected as one of Photoboite's 30 under 30 women photographers 2016.

Australian Life 2015

Winner of Australian Life Prize

Coterie 2016

Featured work in Coterie group exhibition, curated by Lyndal Irons, Paul McDonald, Sandy Edwards

Aquaticus Exhibition Black Eye Gallery 2016

Selected works as part of a group show Aquaticus at the Black Eye Gallery.

Photoboite 2015 30 UNDER 30 | WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Selected as one of Photoboite's 30 under 30 women photographers 2015.

Tabula Rasa 2014

Featured work in Tabula Rasa, group exhibition, Contact Sheet Sydney, NSW

Into View 2014

Exhibited selected works from "House with no steps", group exhibition as part of Head On Photo Festival 2014

Sony International Awards 2009
Selected to represent Raffles College of Design at the Sony International Awards in Cannes, France. Image of “Blinky” a New Zealand Fur Seal received Runner up at the Student Focus Sony World Photography Awards and was exhibited in Cannes, France