Are they the extraterrestrial? Mushrooms. - They are neither animals nor plants. By building a huge network under the ground they can become the largest life forms on this planet. Or the smallest. They destroy and recycle. Mushrooms can be nasty parasites or lifespending symbionts, great medicine or potent poison.
Fascinated by this beauty and diversity, Christian Stangl produces bizarre photographies of strange and alien creatures.
This collection of pictures shows the result of 4 years searching and shooting Pictures. Stangl travels deep into european forests to find unique and ephemeral macro scenarios. Like in portrait-photography, Stangl is setting up drastical light around the funghi to strengthen the geometrical and fractal shapes of their fruid bodies.