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Stunning South Africa
Photographer Michael Poliza From his site [http://images.michaelpoliza.com/] Biography Michael Poliza has never been a man to do things by half measures. His entire track record shows somebody who jumps into projects with both feet, immersing himself completely in the subject matter and fast being seen as a leader in whatever field he chooses. Michael just grins when somebody mentions he’s lived three lives. To an outsider, the trio might seem highly divergent. But look more closely and they have very similar themes, all shaped by his uncanny ability to detect a new direction in the early phases, and then to work unstoppably in mastering the subject matter and pushing the boundaries of what is deemed possible or probable The first of Michael’s lives was in television. By the time he was a teenager, he was as well known as any actor could possibly be in Germany at that time, and he appeared in more than 100 television shows and films. His second incarnation was as a businessman. After catching a glimpse of the digital future while spending time in the USA as an exchange student, he returned to Germany and built an impressive business in the IT sector. In 1997, Michael began his third life focusing on digital media. His Starship Millennium Voyage had journalists and photographers join him to cruise around the globe and document the state of the world’s wild locations. And that’s where his publishing experience began: the book of the voyage quickly became a bestseller of more than 50,000 copies. The voyage over, Michael turned his attention to the game reserves and nature parks of southern Africa. Thanks to a friendship with Wilderness Safaris, he had freedom of access in return for the use of his images – a truly symbiotic relationship that saw the development of a significant body of wildlife and landscape imagery. The resultant book AFRICA was launched to massive acclaim in 2006. “Poliza has taken wildlife and landscape photography to a new level,” the Cape Times raved. Great Britain’s Daily Express was no less unequivocal: “If ever a book could take your breath away, this is the one.”
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