Maria Svarbova is a Slovakian photographer who takes surreal photographs of people in Socialist-era public spaces. With her signature minimalist style, she focuses on color, composition, and atmosphere to harmonize the body with the surrounding architecture. The models resemble mannequins, often lined up, stacked, or turned away from the camera, creating a pervasive sense of detachment and stillness. Svarbova’s more recent work features people in swimming pools, using the grid-like windows and water’s reflective surface to make a utilitarian, sterile space shine with mystery and beauty. View more of Svarbova’s work on her Behance portfolio.
Images © Maria Svarbova