CAPTURING BEAUTY THROUGH A LENS
Each photograph that Viktor Hancock captures is a work of art that tells a story. Whether it's a beautiful mountain vista, mossy forest, sunrise in a desert, or sunset on a lake, he strives to creatively portray each subject in the most memorable and beautiful ways. He used to think that going to war or becoming a police officer or firefighter were the only brave things a person could do; now, he believes that it also takes courage to still his inner self and to let the land speak to him.
His love for photography emerged around the age of 12 years old while on a trip to the zoo with his father. There, his father put a camera in Viktor’s hands for the very first time, giving him the freedom to explore and capture the surrounding life and environment. Both hesitant and excited, he seized this opportunity. Capturing image after image of everything he possibly could, his love of the lens was born. As a member of the United States Air Force, he had the unique chance to pursue his dream of photography by being sent to Iraq, Japan, Western Europe, and the west coast of the United States of America. As seen in his photos, Viktor has also visited numerous national parks throughout North America. College education fine-tuned his technical knowledge of light and shadows, contrasting colors, and camera equipment. This has enabled him to capture images most photographers only read about or see in magazines. This hands-on experience is what helps bring his photographic vision to life.
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