The aim of the project was to capture a very sensual collaboration of the human’s body and extreme emotions that expresses both the physical and spiritual harmony.
It was to immortalise the beauty of shape, the purity of art and the uniqueness of existence. Photographer’s job was to emotionally connect with the sitters to be able to recognise and understand what feelings each individual person and its connection to the body can express. At the same time each person involved must have had a clear understanding of the Photographers vision that was to deeply concentrate on emotion and the way it can be expressed through the body and its unique language. Human’s body and its posture disclose both physical and mental mood and state of mind. All good and bad, happy and sad emotions can be read from people’s faces and the way we appear. The Photographer’s aim was to touch all possible feelings and register a very emotional collaboration between herself as an observer and sitters as acting objects.
Passion / Desire / Excitement / Exhilaration / Pride / Loneliness / Apathy / Hopelessness / Tiredness
About Marta Kochanek
Marta Kochanek is a multi – award Commercial and Fine Art Photographer. Her creative talents were firstly expressed in the form of human – sized sculptures as well as small and very detailed designs of perfume bottles she precisely shaped with a scalpel in her hand. It is where Marta’s attention to detail developed.
Photography has become a medium that let Marta express her analytical observations, dreams and fantasies. Her never-ending fascination of people and shapes body can create as well as her ability to create and apply moody, thoughtful and eye-catching light pushed her forward to succeed in Fine Art Photography that she simply call her ‘soul-feeder’.
During her continuing career, Marta was offered the opportunity to spearhead a large, independent archival project for Annie Leibovitz in New York in 2011. She then joined the Production Team and assisted Ms Leibovitz on set for shoots for Vogue and Vanity Fair. Her photographs have been shown several times in both group and solo exhibitions, including Mall Galleries in London, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the MAC – Birmingham, as well as Verge Art Brooklyn and Leslie & Lohman Museum in New York. In 2014 Marta was invited to join the Daegu Biennial in South Korea. In August 2016 Marta’s Cognitive Bodies series won her an entrance to Berlin Photo Biennale. She is a French bulldog owner and addicted coffee drinker. She enjoys Sun and hates discrimination towards women. [Official website]