When I walk through a wood, beside a furious sea or through the solitude of a snowscape I can clearly feel my life energy. I am filled with a profound feeling of freedom and connect to a primitive, wild facet of myself. Ever since I first discovered photography and began to carry a camera with me, those feelings have intensified still further, and they spur me on in a quest for a chimera: to capture them in a picture. In my efforts to achieve this I have found myself, without realising it, embarked on a voyage of discovery not just of the world but above all of myself. Light and the distribution of space are the tools that I use to create atmospheres that evoke my different states of mind. I must confess that I am sometimes worried about this parallel world that I construct with my photos; idealised landscapes that calm me but at the same time feed my desire to move away from reality
Isabel (Bilbao 1966) has specialized in natural landscape photography, an activity that links her two overriding passions, nature and art. Her photographs range from her beloved Basque coast to the distant ice of Alaska or the forests of Costa Rica. Textures, shapes and colors change, but all her landscapes have in common a strong aesthetic sense, they are evocative, intense, at times mysterious. Her work is exhibited regularly throughout Spain and she has taken part in several exhibitions in other countries. She enjoys giving talks about the creative process of landscape photography (Universidad Veritas in San José - Costa Rica, Bilbo Argazki 2008, FOTOGENIO 2009, 8th International Festival of Nature Photography - Alcalá de Guadaira) and leads workshops on her speciality (DONOSTIMAGEN 09, AFTDAO - Berga 09). She participated in the ‘Objetivo Pura Vida’ [Objective Pure Life] project staged by the Spanish Embassy in Costa Rica to portray the extraordinary biodiversity of this country. She is member of the Spanish Nature Photographers Association (AEFONA) and Portfolio Natural. Her images and articles have been published in several magazines: FV, IRIS, Nature, Photographic Art, France Photographie, etc. Author of the book 'At the Edge of the Tide' (2009), a monograph containing a collection of photographs through which the author shows her admiration and curiosity for the coastal landscape. Her images have been awarded in prestigious international photo contest, including Nature's Best Photography, GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Glanzlichter. more ..