About me

Marta Kochanek is a multi - award Commercial and Advertising Photographer and Film Maker. Her creative talents were firstly expressed in the form of human - sized sculptures as well as small and very detailed designs of perfume bottles she precisely shaped with a scalpel in her hand. It is where Marta's attention to detail developed. She has experience of working to deadlines and that is one of challenges that make the work satisfying to her. Marta covers photography and film making assignments for clients directly or through advertising agencies across the UK and abroad.

Photography has become a medium that let Marta express her analytical observations. Her never-ending fascination of people creates a field that she can fill with thoughtful and eye-catching light. She is annoyingly pedantic and brutally concentrated while she works to achieve her goals. Marta is extremely competitive but not in a rude way!

She is positive and friendly and understands the need and power of network. Marta strongly believes in 'I can' attitude and treats her life as one-way ticket journey where there is no room for a waste of time and opportunities. She is open-minded and learns fast.

During her continuing career, Marta was offered the opportunity to spearhead a large, independent archival project for Annie Leibovitz in New York in 2011. She then joined the Production Team where she learned from the best on how to plan and successfully organize shoots that involve appearance of celebrities, politicians and VIPs. Marta also had the opportunity to assist Ms. Leibovitz on sets for shoots for American Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Marta's personal projects as well as photographs she took for her clients have been shown several times in both group and solo exhibitions, including Mall Galleries in London, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the MAC - Birmingham, as well as Verge Art Brooklyn and Leslie & Lohman Museum in New York. In 2012 and 2015 Marta was invited to join the Daegu Biennial in South Korea. In August 2016 her Cognitive Bodies series won her an entrance to Berlin Photo Biennale.

Her work has appeared in numerous publications, national and international professionals honorably mentioned her works through the most important and prestigious photographic competitions like: Association of Photographers Awards, Px3 Paris, International Aperture Awards, (IPA) International Photography Awards, as well as Art Kudos. Marta was awarded with Art Grants in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to deliver photography projects.

Apart from delivering award - winning photography work for national clients and advertising agencies she also work freelance as a Photo Producer, Film Maker and DOP (Director of Photography).

AWARDS

ND Awards 2nd place People / Lov'yer

Portrait Salon Finalist / 2017

IPA / Int Photo Awards - Hon Mention / Fine Art / Lov'yer Series /2017

IPA / Int Photo Awards - Hon Mention / Advertising-Food /Habits /2017

AOP OPEN finalist / 2017 / London

Moscow Int Foto Awards / Lov'yer / Portfolio Fine Art / Gold Winner / 2017

Athens Photo Festival / Lov'yer Series / Shortlisted / 2017

Fine Art Photo Awards - Portrait / Nominee / Habits / 2017

Color Awards - Nude / Nominee / Cognitive Bodies / 2017

Color Awards - Americana / Hon Mention / Curious / 2017

Color Awards - Sport / Nominee / Surfers / 2017

ND Awards - Fine Art / Nude - Hon Mention / 2016

11th Black & White Spider Awards - Fine Art / Nude - Nominee / 2016

IPA / Int Photo Awards - Hon Mention / Fine Art - Nude - Cognitive Bodies / 2016

PX3 Paris - Hon Mention / Cognitive Bodies / 2016

MIFA / Moscow Int Foto Awards - Hon Mention in Fine Art-Nudes / Cognitive Bodies / 2016

9th Julie Margaret Cameron Awards / The Gala Awards - Winner / Nude and Figure / 2016

FAPA / Fine Art Photo Awards - Nudes / Nominee / 2016

Creativepool - Winner Best of Photography - People's Choice / 2016

PhotoShoot Awards - NUDE Bronze Award / 2016

Rf Rangefinder - Best Friend category winner / 2016

PhotoShoot Awards - NUDE Merit in Conceptual and Freedom / 2016

PhotoShoot Awards - NUDE Finalist in Men and Urban / 2016

FAPA / Fine Art Photo Awards - Hon Mention / Portrait / 2015

FAPA / Fine Art Photo Awards - Hon Mention / Nude / 2015

Photo Annual Awards - 3rd Place - Portrait / 2015

Int Color Awards - Hon Mention / Portrait / 2015

Int Color Awards - Hon Mention / Portrait / 2014

Women's Erotic Art Competition - shortlisted / 2013

IPA / Int Photo Awards - 2nd Place - People / Family / 2013

IPA / Int Photo Awards - Hon Mention - Fine Art / Nude / 2013

Finalists: Renaissance / 2011

WPGA / The Worldwide Photo Gala Awards - Storyteller - Hon Mention / 2011

Px3 Paris - 1st Music, 3rd Fashion / 2010

Photographer's Forum / Santa Barbara / 2010

IAA / Inte Aperture Awards 2x Bronze / People and Portrait / 2009

IPA / Int Photo Awards / 2009

Fine Art: Abstract, Self Promotion, Portrait, People: Family / 2009

Finalist of Art Kudos Int / 2009

IPA / Int Photo Awards - Deeper Perspective - Hon Mention 2007

Skills

Advertising, Archiving, Art Direction, Audio Visual, Photo Editing, Photography, Production

Sector Experience

Film (Short / Documentary), New Media, Photography

Awards

Art Kudos International, Fine Art Photography Awards FAPA, International Color Awards, International Photography Awards IPA, Photo Annual Awards, PhotoShoot Awards, PX3 Paris, Renaissance Photography Prize, Rf Rangefinder, The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards WPGA, Women’s Erotic Art Competition

Clients

1843 magazine,, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Black Country Living Museum, Centro, Intelliget Life Magazine, Royal Opera House

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Achievements
Annual 2016 WinnerDressed for WorkPhotography
Project featured:Dressed for Work
on 20th January 2016
Project featured:Portraits
on 10th February 2016
Project featured:Florida
on 17th March 2016
Project featured:The Barber House
on 23rd May 2016
Project featured:John Yeadon
on 30th January 2018
Project featured:Aspire Channel Swim
on 26th February 2019
Contract
Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time
Location
Birmingham
Skill Level
Senior
Languages
English / Polish
Creativepool member since 15 July 2009