STEPHAN KOTAS: THE ART OF CAPTURING WOMEN’S BEAUTY
The free-spirited photographer Stephan Kotas left to wander the world shortly after he graduated from high school. Always a visual art enthusiast, Kotas immersed himself in photography as a way of documenting his love of traveling. He began shooting for travel magazines before moving on to fashion photography. He also joined a scholarship program to major in Indonesian language and arts in Yogyakarta State University (UNY) in Java.
Originally from Prague, the Indonesian speaking photographer loves to challenge himself with complicated shooting sessions. Kotas is fully involved, from the beginning of each shoot, including pre-production and research, as well as model selection, art direction, intricate set arrangement and costuming and make-up.
Kotas is most inspired by nude art. He is often found exploring the Indonesian islands—and especially Bali—in search of exotic landscapes to combine with the wonders of the female form.
Kotas is currently working on a personal fantasy-themed art fashion photography series titled ‘Tales of Fire’.