edited by silvia conde (firstname.lastname@example.org)
photos by marzena skubatz
Marzena Skubatz is a 34-year-old photographer from Poland, based in Germany and Iceland. If you ask her, she will tell you she lives “here and there”. Her unspoilt landscapes transport us to another world, somewhere where the nature is still something wild and strong. It seems to be a cold place in complete silence, only loud when the waves break on the shore or the wind blows hard. I had the chance to make her a few more questions.
What do you do in life?
I am a freelance photographer.
What inspires you?
Which cameras do you have?
Uuuh, many different ones. I have some rangefinders, some Polaroids, a Rollei and a SLR.
What’s your favourite thing about photography?
I was thinking in pictures since I was a kid, so walking around and discover the world through the lens is pretty much the most inspiring thing I can imagine.
Could you tell us 3 photographers you like?
I enjoy “diary photographers” like Jeff Luker a lot. Looking at his work makes me wanna travel forever. I also constantly feel inspired by the work of Alec Soth, like his Mississipi work, or Bryan Schutmaat’s “Grey the Mountain Sends”. Some of Schutmaat’s pictures remind me of William Eggleston, who is a genius in my eyes.
I remember my first book about photography was a collection of famous photographers. There was a short text about their life on the left page and one example of their work on the right one. That was when I first saw a picture from Eggleston, it was the one called “Hot Sauce”. For some reason I couldn’t stop staring at it. I didn’t know why, but I was curious enough to decide to study photography and find it out. So thank you William Eggleston.