Artist Feature: Jan-Philip Kopka

Untitled, by Jan-Philip Kopka


I took this picture during a holiday camp I attended during the Fall holidays in Germany. This particular image was shot in Gleidorf, in the Sauerland, a region with many hills and forests in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The tree is the only one on this hill that survived the storm “Kyrill” in January 2007. “Kyrill” caused severe damage to many areas all over Europe, and changed the appearance of the Sauerland, because many forests were affected by the storm.

Jan-Philip Kopka was born in January 1987 and grew up in the Ruhr district in Germany. He currently studies logistics at the Technical University of Dortmund. He has always been fascinated by photography, and bought his first DSLR back in 2005. Since then, he continually works on the improvement of his skills. You can see more of his work on his Flickr page.

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