Daría Marchik

August 7, 2016 by R A Z G O


Photographer Interview

Name: Daria Marchik
25 July
Pratt Institute Brooklyn NY

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Book: The Stranger Camus

Favorite Movie: Blow up

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Quote: ” if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best ” – Monroe M.

For how long have been in photography? 
since 11 yr. old

How did you start? I picked up a nikon given to me by my mother’s boyfriend and started shooting the Divas of the New York scene, around the time of 14 I was cruising the underground Retro-sexual scene, by 18 I was in Berlin documenting my Grotesque Burlesque project, shown in 2011 in Moscow House of Photography Museum.

How would you define yourself as an artist? 

Concentration: Ambiguous art forms with a focus on eccentric nonconformity.

 Where do you find inspiration?

Having evolved in New York for the most part, I look on culture and it’s inhabitants tends to shift the dualistic view of societies’ standards.

Is Brainstorming  not the only creative method  use to create new concepts? acting on an idea is the most gratifying experience

Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology? Photography & Animation can be a very powerful source once combined, at this time, I am constructing a series of Animations based on the characters from various stories

What type of camera do you use most?
D3x Nikon

What is your favorite lens? Fish eye

What has been your most memorable assignment and why? I work mostly in the art field, constructing  Photography Installations & concept work. On commercial based assignments, I tend to like to shoot women in fashion.

How important is an awesome website for your business? yes

What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have? a strong concept & strong arm

Did you work for lnterntonal brands? Which ones? Mercedez Russia, Mercedez Benz Fashion week Berlin, amongst others

Did you work with Top models? How was your collaboration with them? I tend to love working with theater & circus characters

Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction? the last exhibition METROPOLIS during the Moscow Biennial 2011

 List of your clients? prefer not to state

Who are the photographer’s you admire the most? Cindy Sherman, Helmut Newton, Ansel Adams, Irina Ionesco, Ellen von Unwerth

What about architects and designers? Gareth Pugh

What are your next projects?

a Multi-media space Installation involving Photography, Performance & Video Art Animation