Maria Svarbova is a Slovakian photographer with a distinctive style that is instantly recognisable. Very controlled, posed and rigid – her photographs are almost cold. Colours are muted and pastel, with strong attention to detail, symmetry and depth.
In this photo set, she photographs people in public pools in Slovakia, paying attention to the intricate detailing, tiling and layout of these spaces. The models are so static as to almost appear as mannequins, it’s hard to imagine them moving at all. The work is icy, but not in a negative way – it removes our connection to the subjects of the images and rather allows us to focus on the composition and the image as a whole.
Such well thought out work – we can’t wait to see more!