These images are the work of self-taught photographer and art director, Maria Svarbova. The
Slovakia-based artist finished her university studies of conservation – restoration and archeology but has dedicated herself to photography since 2010. Her profile on Saatchi Art describes her work as follows:
“Inspired by the historic artifacts and environments of Communist Czechoslovakia Mária presents an imaginary dehumanized world that features every day situations. Situations that illuminate a fictional world that is inhabited by emotionless individuals who seem to be simply going through the motions—emotionless and static in the roles they assume. Using a limited subdued palette of colors, the focus is on the narrative. Each frame within the series is meticulous arranged and the models are carefully chosen to reflect the mood and sensation that she is looking for. Both complex and evocative Mária’s work challenges the roles that humans play in society and ask the viewer to reflect on their own individual role in society.”
Images: Courtesy of Maria Svarbova.