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ConceptEuropeFeaturedAnja Matko ; String of life and other works

Inspiration for this series she got from her own life and situations that was in at that moment. This series is about life, searching for the right path in your life, the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goal.

This project Anja Matko started in 2014 when she created the first image titled “Strings of life” and finished it in 2016 with image “Part of life”.

Inspiration for this series she got from her own life and situations that was in at that moment. This series is about life, searching for the right path in your life, the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goal.

Images ¨String of life” and “String of life: Struggle” are talking about choosing the right path in your life, that will lead you to your goal, to your final destination. Red string on the image represent veins in our body, that represent our life. Girl on a photo is also tangled in a red string. That represent difficulties that can occur in our life…not every choice is the right one. But if you learn from it, it can help you on your way forward.

The Puppeteer |
The Puppeteer | Anja Matko | String of life

“The puppeteer” represent people on high places that are controlling our life. We can find them everywhere. There is always at least one person in our lives that want to control our decisions. We just have to be strong and try to think with our own head and move in our own way and we will be ok.

Tangled In Life | Anja Matko | String of life
Tangled In Life | Anja Matko | String of life

Map | Anja Matko | String of life
Map | Anja Matko | String of life

“Tangled in life”, “The path you choose” and “Map” have similar message. Red string represent different paths that are part of our life. It depends on which one we choose to follow.

With Strings Attached | Anja Matko | String of life
With Strings Attached | Anja Matko | String of life

“With string attached” is about how everything that we decide to do in life has a string attached to it.

Blinded | Anja Matko | String of life
Blinded | Anja Matko | String of life

“Blinded” carries the story how sometimes we blindly follow the path.

Life Is Like Music | Anja Matko | String of life
Life Is Like Music | Anja Matko | String of life

“Life is like music” – The girl is putting notes on the music staff by her own, she is creating music by herself. On this image music is metaphor for life.

And the story ends with “Part of life”, that is telling us that we will be hurt in our life, no matter what path we choose, there will be times that we will feel bad, there will be people that will try to hurt us and put us down. But that makes us stronger! And you can overcome everything with strong will and the right people by your side! Nothing in life is easy, but like they say: The best view comes after the hardest climb!

Struggle | Anja Matko | String of life
Struggle | Anja Matko | String of life

Strings of Life | Anja Matko | String of life
Strings of Life | Anja Matko | String of life

The Path You choose | Anja Matko | String of life
The Path You choose | Anja Matko | String of life

About Anja Matko

Anja Matko is a self-thought photographer, artist and jewelry designer. She started taking photography more seriously in 2011 with concert photography. After graduation she started a project 365 days of self-portraits and found her style in fine art photography. Her photographs are creative and emotional and stories that she’s presenting have a dark and surreal thematic. Inspiration for her work she draws from her life, her favorite stories, movies, life situations, feelings and emotions. Photographing self-portraits became some sort of run from reality for her, where she can transfers her frustrations, ideas and thoughts into new stories.

With her images she tries to encourage the viewer to become part of the story and maybe even find his own story in them.Apart from her first project 365 days she created two other series – String of life and Raven.

Anja has already made some success with her images. She is published in a gallery 1x.com, where she also won 1st place in a theme “Happy holidays” with her image “Dear Santa…”.

Image “Serenity” won 2nd place in National Award 2016 of Sony World Photography Award 2016. Image “It’s nothing” won 3th place in category Conceptual, amateur in Monochrome Awards International Black & White Photography. Two of her images are on the covers of books – German edition of thriller Blutgeil by Bryan Smith and collection of stories First Communions by Geoffrey Girard. Her image “Crow” is on a cd cover of a really great pianist Bruno Sanfilippo.

AnjaMatko_Serenity
Serenity | Anja Matko

She also had 3 solo exhibitions with her series 365 days of self-portraits and 2 solo exhitionas with her series String of life. Her image Marionette was part of exhibition Forex Volume 2 in Artmeet gallery in Milano, Italy. [Official Website]

Marionette | Anja Matko
Marionette | Anja Matko

Other Works

Anja Matko | Other works
The Invisible Force | Anja Matko

Affraid of falling | Anja Matko
Affraid of falling | Anja Matko

AnjaMatko_Black-Cloud-Over-My-Head AnjaMatko_Clothes AnjaMatko_Crow AnjaMatko_Dance-of-the-fallen AnjaMatko_Despair AnjaMatko_Down-By-The-River AnjaMatko_Fallen-Angel AnjaMatko_Haunted AnjaMatko_I-caught-A-Cloud AnjaMatko_Isolated AnjaMatko_Moondance AnjaMatko_Reflection AnjaMatko_SafeHeaven AnjaMatko_Screaming-into-the-silence AnjaMatko_Secred-door AnjaMatko_Serenity AnjaMatko_SoulTaker AnjaMatko_Taking-me-into-another-dimension

Taking Over | Anja Matko
Taking Over | Anja Matko

The Dark One | Anja Matko
The Dark One | Anja Matko

Two Faced | Anja Matko
Two Faced | Anja Matko

Veins in my body | Anja Matko
Veins in my body | Anja Matko

Where we used to meet | Anja Matko
Where we used to meet | Anja Matko

2 comments

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    serge janssens

    Aug 1, 2017 at 12:44

    Je ne connais pas l’âge D’anja ,mais ce qui est certain est que le talent ne correspond nullement au nombre des années . Mes félicitations

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    serge janssens

    Sep 22, 2017 at 20:53

    Je rejoint mon analyse d’Août 2017 ,en y ajoutant le nombre élever de sujets contemporains énumérer par Anja .

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