Marta Kochanek is a multi – award Commercial and Fine Art Photographer. Her creative talents were firstly expressed in the form of human – sized sculptures as well as small and very detailed designs of perfume bottles she precisely shaped with a scalpel in her hand. It is where Marta’s attention to detail developed.
Photography has become a medium that let Marta express her analytical observations, dreams and fantasies. Her never-ending fascination of people creates a field that she can fill with moody, thoughtful and eye-catching light. She is annoyingly pedantic and brutally concentrated while she works to achieve her goals. Photography isn’t her job, it is a ‘soul-feeder’ – in other words something that let her breath.
During her continuing career, Marta was offered the opportunity to spearhead a large, independent archival project for Annie Leibovitz in New York in 2011. She then joined the Production Team and assisted Ms Leibovitz on set for shoots for Vogue and Vanity Fair. Her photographs have been shown several times in both group and solo exhibitions, including Mall Galleries in London, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the MAC - Birmingham, as well as Verge Art Brooklyn and Leslie & Lohman Museum in New York. In 2014 and 2016 Marta was invited to join the Daegu Biennial in South Korea. In August 2016 her Cognitive Bodies series won her an entrance to Berlin Photo Biennale.