Name: Daria Marchik
Birthday: 25 July
College: 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