Raphael Macek born on August 11, 1981 into a family of animal lovers. His father, a horse breeder and veterinarian, instilled in Raphael his passion and love for animals. This experience and relationship have made Raphael Macek one of the most important contemporary horse photographers in the world today.
Macek decided early on to turn his hobby into a career. Working so closely with different cultures and people while searching for models had an impact on his life as well as his style and helped to shift his focus toward the natural world.
In 2007 he graduated with a Masters of Fine Art degree in New York City. In the years that followed, he published his work in countries such as Germany, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America. In 2009 he photographed on safaris in Africa, particularly in Tanzania and Kenya.
Over the course of his career, Macek has become known for his unique ability to capture the beauty of his animal subjects along with their emotions and the essence of their nature. Horses of different breeds from around the world have served as Macek’s top models. The artistic view expressed in his work has been recognized worldwide in important art exhibitions, private showings, and publications.
Today Raphael Macek is at home around the world. More and more he is dedicating himself to his own projects, such as Equine Beauty. His ongoing mission is to show animals in all their splendor—horses in particular, as they represent his true passion. For more about Raphael Macek: www.raphaelmacek.com
Workshops developed by Raphael Macek
Raphael Macek developed this Workshops bringing the experience and knowledge he have gained from his own personal journey and professional experience. Each year, Raphael host a number of workshops worldwide, each one with it’s own unique content teaching different techniques along of the most beautiful Horse breeds in the World. All the participants has the opportunity to be side by side with Raphael sharing they creative look, inspirations and emotions true the camera.
The workshop attendee numbers are small and exclusive, which means we have time to focus on individuals and cater to every photographer’s needs; whether you are an amateur, an professional or even specialize in an entirely different field of photography altogether. We are sure that after this days you will leave with new ideas, knowledge and most of all, inspiration and guidance to put into your own practice, career and business...
This year Raphael offers a variety of workshops around the World to attend participants from North America, Europe, South America and Asia. Different cultures and the opportunity to meet interesting people growing your relationship network, amazing landscapes, unique stables and different aspects of each breed of horse.
The participants will learn from the main adjustments of each equipment necessary to produce incredible images going through the entire creative process and the techniques used to finalize each individual image. For those who wish go really deeper into this profession Raphael will share his experiences on the professional market, analyzing portfolios and showing the best marketing ways for you to grow your own business.