Friday, 16 September 2016

There is a beautiful feature of my #CognitiveBodies series

New chapter in life - New energy! Even stronger now I can even say I feel beautiful. But... when it comes to 'beautiful' - there is a beautiful feature of my #CognitiveBodies series.
Many thanks to +dodho  for featuring my work again <3
Simply Beautiful.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Cognitive Bodies at KALTBLUT Magazine

 Many thanks to KALTBLUT Magazine for the feature! You are ace boys! <3

COGNITIVE BODIES BY MARTA KOCHANEK
For her last project, Cognitive Bodies, Marta Kochanek Photography gathered some wonderful people – Royal Ballet Principal dancers, Soloists and Performers. They all acted in front of her beautifully making it possible for Marta to record all frames she kept in her mind.




More HERE

Monday, 29 August 2016

9th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards / Winner



It's been a beautiful few months since I finalized my most important photography project so far. It cumulates some enormous emotions that were expressed not with words but with my sitters' bodies.

531 women photographers from 50 countries have submitted for this year edition 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award // Gala Awards ... and there is one winner in Nude and Figure category for a series of images... and it is my #CognitiveBodies series that features some awesome people I had that privilege to work with. Winning 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award with Nude was Marta's entry to Berlin Photo Biennial 2016.

In this very touching moment I have to admit that production on that series ended up really hard time in my life and I am enormously happy seeing the light as the new series is beautifully appreciated by international professionals.

Other Awards for the series:
 PX3 Paris 2016 - Honorable Mention
 MIFA / Moscow International Foto Awards - Honorable Mention in  Fine Art / Nude
 Fine Art Photography Awards 2nd Nude

 I am thankful and enormously proud.




Thursday, 25 August 2016

My Cognitive Bodies at Sep Professional Photography Magazine

Sept 2016 // I contributed to this month's Professional Photography Mag -- now excited to see my face surrounded by so many wonderful people from the photography industry.
My #CognitiveBodies series included and I cannot wait to get my hard copy. Go for a walk, buy yourself a copy! Many thanks to the Editor for the invite and many thanks to David who interviewed me :) 




Saturday, 20 August 2016

‪#‎CognitiveBodies‬ series - Winner at Berlin Foto Biennale 2016

That moment when you wake up and realize that all your hard job is worth every single moment of you sweating, thinking, planning, dreaming... 531 women photographers from 50 countries have submitted for this year edition 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award // Gala Awards ... and there is one winner in Nude and Figure category for a series of images... and it is my ‪#‎CognitiveBodies‬ series that features some awesome people I had that privilege to work with.
I am proud. Damn proud. No, I do not normally swear in public but this is my entrance to Berlin Photo Biennial 2016!! Berlin Foto Biennale 2016
6th - 30th October 2016 ‪#‎WomenInPhotography‬ I tried hard.
Brandon + Caspar + Cesar + Elinor + Johnny + Julie <3
 
Instagram: @martakochanek_fineart



Monday, 25 July 2016

Edge of Humanity Magazine

Commercial and Creative Portraiture Photographer Marta Kochanek is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images. These photographs are from her project 'Florida'. To see Marta's portfolio click on any image. See also: Portraits/Mood By Marta Kochanek Back to HOME PAGE.

Palm Harbor / © Marta Kochanek

More HERE

JCK Magazine shot

My little commission for JCK Magazine shot in London back in May featuring a very interesting and powerful woman / Joanne Ooi - Plukka

 More HERE

Friday, 22 July 2016

Motherhood, Maternal and Art // Clipping the Church


As part of the project ‘Clipping the Church’ this event brings together artist Tereza Buskova, curator Roma Piotrowska and photographer Marta Kochanek to investigate the position of a woman-mother-artist and explore representations of the maternal, and different models of family and motherhood, in art.






The discussion was preceded by a premiere screening of the video Clipping the Church, a new work by Tereza Buskova, where she revives an almost extinct English tradition and adorns St Barnabas Church, Erdington with ornate baked bread and encircle it with 200 people.






Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Cognitive Bodies‬ new website

hot weather forces me to shoot nude ;) ‪#‎CognitiveBodies‬ new website to be announced soon :) very excited :) 
Cesar Morales Anderson <3

© Marta Kochanek

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Motherhood, maternal and art - Eastside Projects talk

Motherhood, maternal and art
 
21 July 2016, 6:30-8:00pm
Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR
£4/2/free to ESP and EP volunteers

Over the 20th century representations of the maternal in art have drastically changed, shifting from devotional and idealised, challenging traditional ideas of motherhood and exploring multifaceted categories of maternal subjectivity, including plurality of voices.
As part of the project ‘Clipping the Church,’ this event brings together speakers including artist Tereza Buskova, curator Roma Piotrowska and photographer Marta Kochanek to investigate the position of a woman-mother-artist and explore representations of the maternal, and different models of family and motherhood, in art.
The discussion will be preceded by a premiere screening of the video Clipping the Church, a new work by Tereza Buskova, where she revives an almost extinct English tradition and adorns St Barnabas Church, Erdington with ornate baked bread and encircle it with 200 people.

 

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Barbers

This gentleman not only choose award winning Barbers in the city... but most importantly the stylish an fashionable corner shop in my neighbourhood! Jewellery Quarter's Barbers celebrates a year in business with their recent Barbershop of the Year award! Congrats gents!
Glad to be commissioned to portray some trendy people recently - including my good friend Paul Davies ! Happy Anniversary!
© Marta Kochanek Photography
Assistant: Jameela Cotteret


Saturday, 2 July 2016

PX3 - my ‪#‎CognitiveBodies‬ awarded again!

Could I ever ask for more?? So pleased, happy and thankful. This is amazing! Brandon + Cesar + Caspar + Johnny + Julie + Elinor ... <3

Px3 Paris Photography Prize this is just WOW! Viva la Paris!

Marta Kochanek of United Kingdom was Awarded Honorable Mention in Nudes category for the entry entitled, " Cognitive Bodies ." The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d'Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

Here is the link to my PX3 Honorable Mention


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Cognitive Bodies at Moskow International Foto Awards 2016

Some great news from Moscow and rather nice appreciation towards ‪#‎CognitiveBodies‬ series <3 Proud and extremely happy to share the series <3 well deserved - it is really something I have to say to my sitters again! Many thanks :) it is mind blowing :*
Brandon + Cesar + Caspar + Julie + Elinor + Johnny <3

Link to the series below:
Moskow International Foto Awards - Marta Kochanek
 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

FAPA 2016 - Nomination at Nude category

In 2016 Fine Art Photography Awards received more than 3994 submissions from 83 countries around the world. Winners were selected by highly acclaimed panel of international judges, including: Qingjun Huang, Carolyn Guild, Klaus Kampert, Pini Hamou, Rupert Vandervell, Pongsatorn Sukhum, Kilian Schönberger, Peter Kool, Lara Zankoul and GMB Akash.
 
While working of my new ‪#‎CogninitiveBodies‬ Fine Art Nude series - I submitted some already done photographs for this year Fine Art Photography Awards. Proud as hell I can announce that my series was nominated <3 Never give up on your dreams is all I can say right now. This project is very personal and important to me. Many thanks to my sitter <3 // The whole series in the comment below.

Whole series HERE.

 

Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Barber House

This guy is a read gentleman. I met him again last night due to some additional photos he was in need for. We spent a few minutes chatting and I really had chance to listen to that really honest and genuine person. There are not many people like him, that's for sure.
It was a great pleasure to do the job for you Dale! Wishing you all the success you deserve!
 
© Marta Kochanek
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

London was good to me

This is basically why you were warned before you entered FIXPhoto room #7 !
Alex Poll, you are awww… yes, I ripped his pants off to see his colourful bottom ;) yeah… some jaws dropped hahahah but that was the right moment!
Many thanks to L A Noble Gallery the curator for organizing this amazing space and gathering all the amazing people I had chance to meet and make friendships with. Jellybeans were much appreciated and so was the Coconut water! Beautiful location it was and equaly beautiful time of the year to let us all showcase whet we worked on. Many... many thanks. This would not also have happened without Sarah Reuter who co-curated the show and made sure we were all taken care of. Her smile made even the most stressful moments sunny and bright! All the volunteers who were there deserve a proper meal after irregular hours serving us and being there to make us all feel happy so we could have our coffees and beers while networking and making the most from the time we had (Aimee and Hayley many thanks for assisting me! Anna Emilia thanks for googe’ing all that stuff we needed all the time!). Special... a very special thanks goes to Precision Imaging and Delta Design Studio // Cathy Robert – my amazing sponsors who believed my photography is good enough to be exhibited next to all those masterpieces I had chance to see and be surrounded by. ASH… you are the greatest! Made her way from the other continent to be there for me and help when it was needed. Quality time after hours and nudes shot in the attic will stay alive in my memory forever <3 / Renee Chabot my dear – I already miss you -- never stopping to talk! Portugal is to be planned for sure! / Chloe Natalia Rosser thanks for spending your B’day to help with hanging my works. I am thankful I could share the space with you ladies!
;) you are great! / Einar Sira – my soul mate! I felt I have to portray you the day I first met you. We had some great time. Your artwork you gifted me with has its special place already. You know that!
:* / Trond Ove Sira it was great to meeting you brother!
Rob Clayton, Tom Broadbent, Lisa De Boeck, Lisa Creagh, Lottie Davies – it was a pleasure to be surrounded by you guys. You are all an inspiration!!!
Aleksandra Romanow de Souza – after all this years we finally made it! It felt as if it was yesterday, but yes a decade is far too much for us to have a proper cider! Let's not wait another 10 years to meet! Yola Yolart + Agnieszka Lesiewicz, many thanks for the dinned cooked fresh for me as I arrived. Talking about books and art is always appreciated and yes, good to know we might have a dog-sitters soon! YAY! // Joanna Maya Rosenbaum 12 years we waited to meet since we had our first and last exhibition in Wroclaw! Crazy time, great coffee by the water recently! // Kat Pfeiffer – superb advices on things basically called ‘Global’ covered! Many thanks! Woudl wish to listen to you Jazz singing! / Gati Gatuszewska – ‘London by night’ + long night hours walks + healthy food for us last to be served hahah! Tim + Mike and Jo + Richard Lowe it was great to having you all there! Caspar Stadler + Johnny Autin – not only it was a pleasure to photograph you but also to see you being so proud while seeing yourselves on the wall. All touching moments!
London was good to me. My granddad’s watch brought me luck as I wished for. I had fun, I got commissioned, I made a sale.
Most importantly I made some friendships for life. Honoured.
Love to my Barbara Gibson for being so understandable, supportive and loving.
© Marta Kochanek 




Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Black Country Living Museum a home of Peaky Blinders

The Black Country Living Museum a home of ‪#‎PeakyBlinders‬ and backstage of our ‪#photography‬ ‪‎campaign‬ for ‪#BCLMuseum‬

Photographer: Marta Kochanek Photography
Photographer Assistant: James Beddoes
Backstage: Barbara Gibson
Campaign by: Gibson Kochanek

Monday, 16 May 2016

happy at Bargehouse Gallery

that lovely cuties came over to me saying that while at University - she kept my work in her sketchbook and added ah I am fan-girling 👍🏼 isn't she amazing?? !! happy at: Bargehouse Gallery.


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

his is melting my heart!

yesterday I collected awesome prints from my fabulous printer. the quality and finish is just incredible. Dave you did it amazingly! Thank you so very much!! ❤️💯🙆🏻❤️ ‪#‎FIXPhoto‬ L A Noble Gallery