Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Cognitive Bodies at KALTBLUT Magazine



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.

+KALTBLUT Magazine 



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.
Marta Kochanek 





Sunday, 28 August 2016

Nature #01 - Limited Edition Giclee prints


"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." Ansel Adams



Available to buy as Limited Edition to 20 framed giclée prints in particular size 13cm x 18cm. More at DM.

Friday, 26 August 2016

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 :)



Wednesday, 24 August 2016

GibsonGraphics - new collage

"My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds." Annie Leibovitz


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
 
 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

GibsonGraphics

what do you think about this one? almost ready for new exhibition!

Cognitive Bodies - new website launched!!

#‎CognitiveBodies‬ - new website launched!! Many thanks to my amazing sitters. Decided to dedicate some more time, thoughts, research and heart in what I love the most. More about upcoming projects soon:)


Friday, 22 July 2016

Motherhood, Maternal and Art // Clipping the Church project

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.


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

Barbershop

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 - Cognitive Bodies‬ awarded again!

YES!! YES YES YESSS!!! 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

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.


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

2nd Fine Art Photography Award - CITYSCAPE nomination

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.

Barbara Gibson: "ok... so this is Sunday! No, I do not lie in my garden - I rather create a new content for my commission. And here it is! A wonderful news saying that my work had been nominated in this year Fine Art Photography Awards competition in Cityscape category. Really pleased <3"





2nd Fine Art Photography Award - NUDES nomination

 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.

Marta Kochanek: "While working on 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."