Hello, I am Hilda Champion.
I am a German/American fine art photographer born near Munich, Germany and living in Naples, Florida since 2001. I was brought up in Europe but spent a big part of my adult life in South and then North America, which also gave exposure to different regional aesthetics. Additionally, extensive travels around the globe provided opportunities to experience different cultures, appreciate the arts and train my eye to architecture, interior and exterior.
I use the camera as a tool to express ideas and emotions. Sometimes I record "reality", or perceived reality. My aspiration in photography is less about showing the world as it is, but rather to release the poetry of the ordinary and help people see the un-seen. I try to show an abstraction of what I see, free of distractions. My images are “based on a true fantasy”.
My preference is to photograph in nature. While I also do studio work with elaborated lighting setups, natural light still has the most flattering qualities. In addition, being out in nature is my elixir, my source of energy and replenishment.
My work has been shown in national and international competitions and exhibitions and my images have won numerous awards and accolades.
- Professional Photographers of America
- Naples Art Association
- Center for the Arts Bonita Springs
- Art Alliance Fort Myers
- United Arts Council
- Florida Camera Club Council – Certified Competition Judge
- DPI-SIG Naples – Certified Competition Judge