Based in the Basque Country, Isabel Díez is photographer and marine biologist. Since her childhood, Isabel has maintained a dual relationship with nature: a rational one that arises from her curiosity about how life works, along with a spiritual connection that emerges from the inner revelations that she experiences in the wild. The analytical and artistic sides of her personality have flourished symbiotically to give a body of work that depict the natural world through lyrical and evocative images. Anywhere on the planet where nature is well preserved is for her a special, sacred and inspiring place. Beyond the physical appearance of the subjects, he is interested in the personal world of feelings and emotions that can be built around them.
She enjoys giving talks about the creative process in landscape photography, and leads workshops focused on the development of the personal view of the photographer. She was a member of the project ‘Objetivo Pura Vida’ [Objective Pure Life] staged by the Spanish Embassy in Costa Rica to portray the extraordinary biodiversity of this country, and Editor in Chief of the IRIS magazine of the Spanish Nature Photographers Association (Aefona) over the 2011-2014 period.
Her work have been exhibited throughout Spain and she has taken part in several exhibitions in other countries. Her photographs have been published in leading magazines and have been awarded in prestigious international photo contests, including Nature’s Best Photography and GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (EWPY). She has also taken part in the jury panels of reknown international competitions such as Asferico, Montphoto and GDT-EWPY.
In 2009 her first book "At the Edge of the Tides" was published, a monograph containing a collection of photographs through which Isabel shows her admiration and curiosity for the coastal landscape. Her second book "Between Tides" consists of intimate landscapes and details where she combine abstract and figurative aspects of seashore ambient.