Marko Susla, currently residing in New Jersey, was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Marko’s interest in photography started very early in life. The first camera he ever used was a Rolleicord medium-format twin lens reflex camera using black and white film. As a very young boy, he was encouraged to independently use the camera as he saw fit and experiment. The excitement of taking his images and waiting for them to return from the developer was incredible. It became a true passion. From here Marko's interest in photography grew. It was a constant throughout his life using everything from toy cameras to SLR’s.
Marko Susla was classically trained as a scientist obtaining a B.S. from the University of Bridgeport followed by six years of post graduate studies at Wesleyan University (Connecticut). Photography was a natural extension of science; the both strongly intermingled, with the added aspect of being able to capture emotion and feelings. Both art and science, observing, capturing, interpreting, and presenting.
Marko Susla pursued study in photography though independent training with a number of fine art photographers, working with fellow artists, and is currently under the mentorship of an arts professional. His current interests are disparate, ranging from the beauty of scenic and landscape photography, the dark side of documenting abandoned structures and places, and most importantly, his signature work, the beauty and drama of nocturnal photography where fantasies emerge ranging from a romantic moonlit beach, to the nitrous oxide fueled rage of David Lynch into the night. Perhaps what seems disparate is actually a balance. Marko is beginning to experiment again with black and white film and traditional silver gelatin prints exploring their potential in his nocturnal work.
Marko Susla's work has been shown in a number of exhibitions throughout the United States. Some recent galleries exhibited in include Arc Gallery in San Francisco, Method Art in Scottsdale Arizona which boldly used his work in promoting an exhibit, and most recently a group exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC resulting in sponsorship offers for membership. Marko has been exhibited by invitation at several Connecticut galleries.
Marko’s work has been published in several online galleries and magazines most notably, Burn Magazine, SuperMassiveBlackHole Magazine, and he was selected from an international call to be part of a group of twenty artists to present with the Nocturnes located in the Presidio of San Francisco San Francisco.