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Mária Švarbová’s Photographs That Look Like Paintings

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It might be the saturated colors or the slightly unnatural poses, but one thing is for sure: at first glance, Mária Švarbová’s works can look like paintings. If you take a closer look, however, you will realize that it’s all real. Švarbová’s photographs color filled shots are orchestrated to the detail, and there is a very specific reason for it.

“My photographs are a succession of short scenes in which the frontality and absence of contrasts remove any narrative dimension,” said the photographer to It’s Nice That.

Grouped together, these photographs make up one visual story or photo essay, silent but powerful. In the gallery, you can find Švarbová’s photo essay Swimm, taking place in a Slovakian swimming pool. Check out more of the artist’s work on her website.

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