You know when we’re having a nightmare and we realise we’re in a dream and one part of us hopes to wake up as soon as possible, while the other part wants to continue to find out how it will end? It is a strange feeling, difficult to experience while awake, but not impossible.
That is exactly what we feel when we look at Marta Blue‘s shots.
After graduating in Communication Sciences and working as an art director, in 2018 Marta Blue began taking photographs and immediately realised that this was the right medium for her. The results and achievements in a short time confirm this: to date she has participated in events such as Art Basel, Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, Shanghai Photo Fair and Paris Photo and has worked with clients such as Elle Decoration China, Google, and Pinterest.
Marta Blue’s work focuses on emotions and fears: her own, which she brings out in her shots, but also those that the viewer feels when looking at them.
Since she started taking photographs, Marta has been working on a project called “Darkness is colourful“, which she describes as a collection of my emotions in which I have tried to convey specific feelings through visually simple and well-defined images.
We can see a series of shots with dark, mysterious and unreal atmospheres. The photographer does not aim for realism but builds and studies every single aspect of the shot in order to create the perfect image.
With “Darkness is colourful” we find ourselves in one of those nightmares from which we don’t want to wake up, those in which enigmatic and ambiguous settings make it difficult to understand where the real ends and the impossible begins.
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We’ve selected just a few of her shots, but follow Marta Blue on her website and Instagram if you don’t want to miss any of her work.