MARIETTA VARGA


HI MARIETTA, TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

I was born in 1992, in Hungary.
I completed my BA in Photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2016 in Budapest.
I am currently living and working in London.
My work has been featured in iGNANT, Fubiz, Yatzer, Behance, Creative Boom, The Two Collective and many other publications. 

How did you start with photography?
What are your influences?

My family has a huge photography album called “Chronicle” which my mum started about 37 years ago.
This album shows my family’s history through photographs.
When I was a child I used to methodize those pictures a lot, it totally caught me and it still does it today.
Then I felt the same with other photographs as well.
I started selecting and collecting images that I find interesting from magazines.
Later on it wasn’t enough to collect pictures, I wanted to create my own photos with my own visual style.
My main inspirations are my feelings about my relationships, memories, life-situations.

What kind of feelings you want to communicate with your photos?

I realized that through the process of making art and photography, I can express my repressed feelings, problems, traumas and memories.

What are your favorite mood and colours you want to recreate and depict in your photos?

I like the calmness, balanced, nostalgic mood.
I like when something is simple and clean, so I usually use light, pastels colours, and precisely directed compositions.

How do you spend your free time? Favorite hobbies?

I usually visit museums, galleries, I really like to discover new places, locations in London so I walk a lot for location scouting.
And of course I take photos When I can, I spend time with my friends and my family. 
I like to watch movies or read a good book.

Any upcoming projects you want to share with us?

I am working on two new projects, but they are still secret. :)