Gregor Schöpf (*1989) is a 31 year old German (born) - Canadian (raised) male based in Brussels, Belgium.
Gregor is instinctively drawn to Japanese aesthetics, as classical and medieval Japanese culture defined beauty through nature-based aesthetic paradigms.
His Photography is akin to a visual form of Haiku (俳句) (Japanese short form poetry), mediating a flash of insight into nature.
His photography also aims to transmit the values of the Wabi-Sabi (侘寂) aesthetic - peaceful contemplation, both saddened by and appreciative of impermanence.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany he was brought into close contact with nature growing up in Lake Echo and Halifax, Nova Scotia after his family emigrated to Canada in the 1990s.
He has since lived in Munich, The Hague, Berlin and Brussels.
He graduated 2013 in The Hague, Netherlands with an LLB degree, specializing in International Humanitarian Law.
"At the instant when our mental activity almost merges into an unconscious state - that is, the relationship between the subject and object is forgotten - we can experience the most aesthetic moment. That is what is implied when it is said that one goes ... and becomes one with nature."