Five minutes with Maria Svarbova

Earlier works of young and talented author, publishing under name Maria Svarbova are resembling a dream like reality with elements of surrealism and Art Nouveau. Her latest photographs focus on delivering a message and triggering feelings with focus on minimalism and purity.

Maria Svarbova was born in 1988 in Slovakia. She finished her university studies of conservation – restoration and archeology. She has dedicated to photography since 2010.

Earlier works of young and talented author, publishing under name Maria Svarbova are resembling a dream like reality with elements of surrealism and Art Nouveau. Her latest photographs focus on delivering a message and triggering feelings with focus on minimalism and purity.

She is a very distinctive photographer, who can present a vast porfolio of high quality. Maria has also won various prestigious awards and participated in valuable collaborations such as signing off contract with american Vogue. Her photos were also used as covers for multiple bestselling books of world-class authors. One of her works was selected to be a cover photo of prestigious photography magazine Dodho. [Official Website]

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I was born in 1988 and I come from Slovakia. Originally I graduated at the University, department of Archaeology, but I have not found my life path in this profession.

How did you get interested in photography?

mnI have been painting or drawing since my child hood. In 2010 I started to take a pictures. I did not think that I would fall in love with it so much. I have found my self in photography.

Have any artist/photographer inspired your art?

My favorite photographers who inspire me are Oleg Oprisco, Tertius Alio, Kirsty Mitchell, Bara Prasilova, Ruadh Deloach and others. All of these authors create an artistic photos full of creativity.

Could you please tell us anything about your technique and creating process?

I have used the old camera Sony Alpha 550 with sigma 50mm f1.4 yet. Currently I buya Canon 5D MarkIII. I edit photos in Photoshop CS6 and Lightroome 5.I like to work in the editor so much, but the pictures for such modifications must beall taken with a big quality.

SONY DSC
© Maria Svarbova

Describe your ideal photographic situation

My ideal photographic situation is when my mind is relaxed and a new ideas are coming into it during the photo shooting. There have to be a good mood and the right people on the photo shooting. In the future I desire for a bigger projections where many people will be participating.

How much preparation do you put into taking a photography?

It depend son my vision and the complexity of the project. Usually I prepare a several projects in one time and it takes about 2 – 3 weeks. Some projects are spontaneous and the preparation for a realization is short(a few days).

SONY DSC
© Maria Svarbova

What’s your useable-to-unusable ratio when you review images from a shoot?

I am taking about 300 pictures and I use 1 – 2photos from each private project.

What quick advice do you have for someone who wants to improve his or her photography skills?

When someone is interested in it, I advise not to give up. It is necessary to try and to ask more clever people, in case of something is not clearabout the technical stuff. For artistic photography a gift from God is needed.

SONY DSC
© Maria Svarbova

From time to time many photographers find themselves in a creative rut or uninspired to shoot. Does this ever happen to you and if so how do you overcome these phases?

The crisis will come and will leave as well. It is necessary to be aware of it, not to give up and keep working on yourself. You must have a will.

What future plans do you have? What projects would you like to accomplish?

As Ihave already mentioned, in the future I would like a big projections and overcome my self. I would like totryto take picturesunder the water too.

SONY DSC
© Maria Svarbova

SONY DSC
© Maria Svarbova

SONY DSC
© Maria Svarbova

3 comments

  • Simone Zeffiro

    Oct 25, 2013 at 22:07

    Aria is a really wonderful and talented artist.

    My compliments.

    Simone

  • janssens serge

    Nov 10, 2013 at 14:42

    La photographie conceptuelle est la ligne directrice de l’univers Aria et je doit dire qu’il est doué . Sa photographie est visuellement belle et très originale ! Serge Janssens

  • serge janssens

    Apr 26, 2017 at 23:10

    Même analyse qu’en novembre 2013 …

Comments are closed.

More Stories

Underwater by Mike Potts

Underwater by Mike Potts

I see the water as a metaphor for a dream medium and I try to meet my subjects on that boundary and hope that we are able to take the viewer from tranquil peace to a burst of creation and back again. Underwater project was selected and published in our print edition 22.
A Space Odyssey-style evolution by Sonia Payes

A Space Odyssey-style evolution by Sonia Payes

A Space Odyssey-style evolution, is Alchemy (2021), a collection of 14 vibrant chromogenic prints. Each one reiterates the same basic composition and design, with Ilana’s avatar recurring indomitably across two orderly rows. 
Turin; You Do Not See by Riccardo Surace

Turin; You Do Not See by Riccardo Surace

The project titled What You Do Not See, Unordinary tells the story of the City of Turin, my city, seen through the eyes of passersby. All photographs have been captured with a long exposure technique; in other words, I mixed then history of the city with my own history, my life experience. In fact, after five years spent fighting a disease, my artistic purpose is primarily that of representing the all too familiar feeling when, as a young man wandering through the city, one feels invisible, and yet still he is thoroughly involved in its daily frenzy.

Nude Photography Awards

We invite you to participate in the first edition
of the Nude Photography Awards. We are looking
for the best nude picture for this year, 2022.

Our call is open to any artistic interpretation of nude photography.

DEADLINE | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2022

PHOTO BY © OLIVIER VALSECCHI
Fragments by Anne-Marie Giroux.

Fragments by Anne-Marie Giroux.

Fragments is a project within a project. Since 2020, I have been working on an installation project entitled Drifts Drifting Phase II which will be presented at Espace Produit Rien in Montréal in April 2023. The installation proposes a questioning of human and artistic drift, theme that I have been exploring since 2014. Adopting a critical and mocking approach on the relevance of the very essence of the art object, I also question the relevance of being an artist, and particularly, the relevance of being a woman artist.
Exclusive interview with Henriëtte HJIMvanGasteren

Exclusive interview with Henriëtte HJIMvanGasteren

I have had the privilege to interview Henriëtte HJIMvanGasteren, formerly known as Lilith, for Dodho Magazine. In this honest and sincere conversation, she shows us why she is so interesting as a creator, and also as an artist persona.
Til All Is Correct by Louise Fago-Ruskin

Til All Is Correct by Louise Fago-Ruskin

I like to think of my Great Uncle Moszek hovering  somewhere between floors 8 and 12 of Nalewki Street  9 in the Warsaw ghetto. It is a safe place, this imagined placement of his body. Down below the streets of the ghetto are not safe. A German soldier has been killed and revenge is about to be sought. Boots are  heard on the ground, moving ever closer to number 9.

Featured Stories

Losing our minds by Eddy Verloes

Losing our minds by Eddy Verloes

I want this poetic-philosophical reflection to speak through my images in these corona times. In my series “Losing our minds” I consciously show only young people who are looking for themselves, for the meaning of life and the relationship between man and nature.
Grey Matter(s) by Tom Jacobi

Grey Matter(s) by Tom Jacobi

For two years Tom Jacobi travelled to six continents, searching for archaic landscapes - mystical places that had been shaped over thousands of years by nature, yet they seem timeless, even modern.
June Korea – Still Lives: Eva

June Korea – Still Lives: Eva

I began photographing dolls in 2001 to listen to their voices, and see their secret lives once again as I did in my childhood. And after a few years of inviting them into a photographic world I staged, I started asking myself, “Why do I really photograph dolls?”
Mike Ruiz, The photographer to the stars

Mike Ruiz, The photographer to the stars

Ruiz, who is of French Canadian and Filipino-Spanish ancestry,was born in Montreal in 1964, but raised in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada.
Swimmers; Spirit above waves by Jan Caga

Swimmers; Spirit above waves by Jan Caga

Spirit above Waves The project shows disabled swimmers in a pool. Almost all people enjoy competing, because it belongs to our human nature, to our animalistic status.
Street Photography; Man in the city by Edgaras Vaicikevicius

Street Photography; Man in the city by Edgaras Vaicikevicius

Man in the city

,What is a city? The city is a rush, speed, noise. The city is a place where many people live. The city connect these people. But we become individually in the city. 


https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/nude-banner.jpg

We invite you to participate in the first edition of the Nude Photography Awards. Our call is open to any artistic interpretation of nude photography.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/mono2022.jpg

The best 100 images along with the winning images published in the yearly book “Monochromatic – Best Photographers of 2022”

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/banner23.jpg

Call For Entries #23 | After 22 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

The Langtang Survivors by Jan Møller Hansen

The Langtang Survivors by Jan Møller Hansen

Hundred disappeared when entire villages and homes in Langtang were wiped out when landslides, avalanches and icefalls caused by the two earth quakes that hit Nepal on 25. April and 12. May 2015.
Self-Portraits by Jen Davis

Self-Portraits by Jen Davis

In this body of work, I deal with the insecurities associated with my body image and the direct correlation between self-perception and the way one is perceived by others.
Zodiac by Antonio Peinado

Zodiac by Antonio Peinado

Zodiac is a series of works, which were inspired by the myths and gods of the ancient Sumerian civilization which, thanks to the ancient Greeks, are known today as the Zodiac.
O-Young Kwon ; Documentary photographer

O-Young Kwon ; Documentary photographer

I met O-Young Kwon in Germany when he came back to Berlin, where he was born and grew up. He looks at his friends’ photos of their mutual residency in South Korea, home country of his parents.
Portraits with Wet Plate Collodion by Paul Alsop & Luke White

Portraits with Wet Plate Collodion by Paul Alsop & Luke White

Wet Plate Collodion is a historic photographic process that was pioneered and used in the In the mid to late 1800's by an English photographer called Frederick Scott Archer.
Cairo; A Beautiful Thing Is Never Perfect by Jonathan Jasberg

Cairo; A Beautiful Thing Is Never Perfect by Jonathan Jasberg

The project title for his work on Cairo is inspired by an ancient Egyptian proverb that states ‘A Beautiful Thing Is Never Perfect'. 

Trending Stories

Anatomy of a photograph by Zuzu Valla

Anatomy of a photograph by Zuzu Valla

The series ''In The Bath'' came into my mind one day when I was walking home from town, feeling weary of life and the weather.
The homeless people by Johann Walter Bantz

The homeless people by Johann Walter Bantz

During a walk on Normandy in the direction of the coast, I saw on a hill a small camp of Roma who had a rest there with their horse-drawn caravans. My desire to photograph a Rome family began to happen.
Poetic lyrics : Il pleut sur Nantes by Philippe Marchand

Poetic lyrics : Il pleut sur Nantes by Philippe Marchand

Barbara was a famous French singer who died about ten years ago. Her very evocative and poetic lyrics are still very successful all over the world.
Isolated with Covid 19 by Anirban Mandal

Isolated with Covid 19 by Anirban Mandal

I was diagnosed positive with Covid 19 along with symptoms of headache, complete loss of smell, coughing and a lot of tiredness on May 2nd 2021. Life changed somewhat and I shifted myself to an isolated stay in the apartment in Newtown, Kolkata.
The infinite universe by Patty Maher

The infinite universe by Patty Maher

Throughout her work, Yayoi Kusama uses polka dots as a metaphor for giving up personal identity and becoming one with the universe. "Far beyond the reaches of the universe," she says, "infinity is trying to communicate with us” and it reaches out through her work as an infinite series of polka dots.
In conversation with camels by Abhishek Dasgupta

In conversation with camels by Abhishek Dasgupta

For ages, camels have been a useful and revered animal among the people of UAE. This project attempts to dwelve into the relationship between the animal and the people, beyond the camel safari and camel race
Children Portrait : Alina Mayboroda

Children Portrait : Alina Mayboroda

There is so much sincerity, light, and simplicity in children portrait, it is so interesting to take pictures of them as they are full of love, surprises, and are generally open to the world. I love and am fascinated by children's eyes
5 Talented Female Photographers

5 Talented Female Photographers

The Best Female Photographers published in Dodho Magazine. The great stories by Julia Fullerton Batten, Dina Oganova, Aria Baro, Kata Sedlak and Vanessa Paxton.
Someone Here by Alexandra Uhart

Someone Here by Alexandra Uhart

Alexandra Uhart is an artist photographer born in Chile who is based in London. Before turning her focus to the photographic pursuit she studied Aesthetics, which helped shape the philosophical enquiries that she would later express visually in her work.

Other Stories

stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Get in Touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact hello@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.