“I love beauty in any form, I want to create something that pulls the viewer inside and lets him experience a moment of pleasure looking at it, that stops him for longer, and lets him remember that feeling.”
Marta Orlowska is a Polish artist currently living in the UK. She has always had a keen interest in art using different mediums such as pencil, charcoal, acrylics, oil, mosaics and more to express her unique artistic vision. Now using the camera and Photoshop as the next tools, she exploits them to evoke her feelings and mood. Using a photographic medium, Marta Orlowska creates a different world from everyday reality by capturing moments of others and her surroundings and by placing them in her own creative world.
Her works has been exhibited in many online Art Galleries and published in Art Magazines such as “Digital Photo Magazine”, and “Fine Art Photo”. Marta Orlowska’s images can also be found on book covers in the UK, Italy, USA, and France.
Marta Orlowska is the author of “The Stars Like Dandelions” (2012), a compilation of the images from 2009 to 2012 from her own portfolio.
Interview with Marta Orlowska
Marta, what does photography mean to you?
I’m actually not a real photographer in the true sense of the word. I use a camera for my projects which also include others forms of art like painting, illustrations, and so on. Everything you can call art is one of the most important part of my life
Which photographer has inspired you most and why?
I’m inspired by many artists, not only by photographers.
Your favorite photography quote?
“It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.”
I can’t remember who said this, but I love it, that’s so true.
How would you describe your photographic language?
I love beauty in any form, I want to create something that pulls the viewer inside and lets him experience a moment of pleasure looking at it, that stops him for longer, and lets him remember that feeling.
What’s important in order to develop an own photographic voice?
I’m listening to myself, I create what’s inside of me, I only help this inner voice to come out.
What do you consider to be the axis of your work?
I love old photographic techniques. Love wet plate collodion, and lithography. I would really love to experiment with it, if I ever had a chance to do so. I like to achieve this kind of effects in many of my works.
What does a photo need to be a great photo in your eyes?
It shouldn’t be too obvious, more story like, something that makes you think.
Where do you draw inspiration from for your photographic projects?
Nature, and my own emotions.
What kind of photography equipment and photographic supplies do you use?