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“I underestimated how wonderful the green fields that surround us are until I couldn’t leave my London apartment and I was forced to return to Poland, my home country.”
For this project, Marta decided to photograph her parents at home in Poland. Having a simple life is difficult. Sometimes it’s also beneficial. The enormity of work that you have to do every day allows you to cut yourself off from the rest of the world. It is also a great escape from reality. During the time of the pandemic that has swept the whole world, life on her parents’ farm has not changed at all. They still get up early in the morning, cultivate fields, harvest and take care of animals. Life on the farm is very hermetic, which also allowed them to have a normal life when the rest of the world fell into chaos.
Marta is 22 years old, with big dreams from a small town in Poland. For as long as she can remember she loved painting people. However, from the moment she held a camera, she realised that it was always supposed to be a big part of her life. She loves people, emotions and a connection that can be made by photographing others. She always tries to show something special, not only for herself, or for the viewer, but also for the person who is in the picture. She aims to capture moments that she can fall in love with again and again.