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Photography by Maria Kazvan

Nov 15, 2016

Maria is a young Ukrainian artist that uses open nature as a big canvas to create fascinating images that make us think and reflect about our own existence. With very wide frames and dwarfed human figures, her images are both playful and contemplative, inviting the viewer to find a solution and to ponder over our fragility and place in the universe.

 

Next we want to present a short interview that we had with Maria:

 

am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please introduce yourself for us?

MK - I’m Maria Kazvan, 27 years old. Live in Lviv Ukraine and was studying journalism.

 

am - How did you start in photography?

MK - It was around 10 years ago. I just needed to do something.

 

am - Where is your favorite place to go for inspiration and why?

MK - The Mountains, fields. I love nature. You have chosen a lot of old photos, but if people check out my portfolio or facebook fan page, they can see what I am doing at the moment. I need nature, big spaces for that.

 

am - Do you have any rituals or practices that help you get into the creative zone?

MK - Praying for my gods. Some kind of meditation.

 

am - How would you describe your photographs in 3 words?

MK - Surreal, eerie, natural. Surrealism is everywhere in our life. You just have to be quiet to see it.

 

am - What’s your favourite movie?

MK - I love Andrey Tarkovsky.

 

am - If you could collaborate with anyone in the world (living or dead), who would it be and what would you do together?

MK - Collaboration isn’t that easy. I am trying to do something like that now, but my gods don’t wanna help me with the concept. Also from those, who are far away… I would love to collaborate with Odd Nerdrum, he is a Norwegian painter. His works are surrealist, eerie and full of life :)

 

am - What are you reading at the moment?

MK - html lessons.

 

am - What’s something that you haven’t experienced yet that you want to?

MK - Making money with my art, so I could afford doing something really crazy.

 

am - Tell us a secret.

MK - My dog is my treasure.

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