Posts Tagged ‘Marc Erwin Babej’

Marc Erwin Babej: Africanae

Cistern,  © Marc Erwin Babej

Sarra in the Roman Theater in Dougga Scene 1: The Villa in Carthage. Trabelsi Village Raoua Mariem and her Falcon Cherifa Framed (Entr’acte) Scene 2: The Successors. The Capitol of Dougga In the Cisterns of Carthage Sword and Shield (On Stage at the Roman Theater in Dougga) TV Time Out of the Sea Foam: At [...]

Read More »

Marc Erwin Babej: Bringing Chernogirls to New York City

Crime Scene © Marc Erwin Babej

Marc Erwin Babej is a fine art and documentary photographer who works exclusively in black-and-white. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1970, he received a B.A. in history from Brown University and an M.Sc. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Babej began his career as a business reporter for Forbes, and also wrote about history [...]

Read More »

Marc Erwin Babej: Chernogirls

Chernogirls Cover Image, © Marc Babej

Wall of Heroes A wall of images of a factory’s exemplary employees is a common feature in Belarus and Ukraine, carried over from Soviet times.   Sergey Sergey is a worker at MAZ – Minsk Automobile Plant. We found him whiling away the time until the beginning of his shift, listening to music on his [...]

Read More »

Marc Erwin Babej: Mask of Perfection

© Marc Erwin Babej

Patient: O.L., age 22: Botox injected into the right forehead, to correct the asymmetric brows. Rhinoplasty to be performed, to straighten out the nasal dorsum. Filler injected into the nasolabial folds, right upper lip and philtrum, to correct asymmetry and depressions.   Patient N.R., age 27: Filler under the eyes, nasolabial folds and partly to [...]

Read More »

Marc Erwin Babej: Rio de Janeiro, a City of Great Contrasts

© Marc Erwin Babej

Marc Erwin Babej describes himself as “a marketing strategist by profession, a journalist by training” and as an art photographer by passion. What began as a natural outgrowth of his writing has become a full-on creative track. Marc’s work is published regularly online and in print – and this October, his Amsterdam gallery, Amstel, will [...]

Read More »

Marc Erwin Babej: Capturing The Soul of Burma

Mud Diggers © Marc Erwin Babej Photography

Marc Erwin Babej has an abiding passion for Leicas and “introspective” photography, abhors what he dismisses as “Effekthascherei,” a marvelous word in his native German that can be loosely translated as “superficial effects at the expense of authenticity.” True to this view, the images he captured on his most recent shoot in Burma (also called [...]

Read More »

Marc Erwin Babej: Creating Images That Engage And Expand The Viewer’s Consciousness, Part 2

Stanley's Camp Game Drive 3 - Elephant Walk © Marc Babej

Essentially Marc Babej is an artist who employs the literalism of the photographic image to take the viewer beyond the confines of the spatial-temporal world and to confront the parameters of their own perceptions. His endlessly fascinating and provocative images have been created in the course of a never-ending process of inspired and open-minded exploration. [...]

Read More »

Marc Erwin Babej: Pursuing Art for Art’s Sake, Part 1

Shumba Camp Game Drive 4 52  © Marc Babej

If you want to know what Marc Babej is really up to when he takes pictures, why his images are endlessly fascinating and distinctive, and what he’s trying to achieve in a never-ending process of inspired and open-minded exploration, just ask him!  His succinct and thoughtful answer: “I’m a marketing strategist by profession. By training [...]

Read More »