Marta Romashina is a multifaceted artist, she's been a fashion photographer, art director and journalist while relocating from Moscow, Prague, Shanghai, Bangkok, Florence, Singapore and now Paris.
Exhibitions: First Thursdays 10 Year Anniversary exhibition at Association for Visual Arts, 18 August – 29 September 2022, Cape Town, South Africa
Blank Wall Gallery, 23 September – 5 October 2022, Athens, Greece
Publications: Harper's Bazaar Thailand, ELLE Indonesia, ELLE Kazakhstan, L'Officiel Arabia, L'Officiel Monaco, L'Officiel Brazil, L'Officiel Liechtenstein, L'Officiel Cyprus, Vogue Italia PhotoVogue, Vingt Sept, The Noisetier, Kaltblut, Iconic Artist, Mob Journal, Malvie, Beoyondall, Picton, Aperture Collective, Art of Portrait, Untold, Esti
Tokyo Foto Awards 2022, Gold Prize in Fashion Editorial nomination.
My name is Marta Romashina, I am a photographer and journalist with a flair for fashion. I was born in Penza, Russia and grew up in Prague, Czechia. I pursued my undergraduate degree in fashion marketing at Raffles Design Institute in Shanghai. I have a Master's in Fashion Buying from Polimoda school in Florence, Italy. I was lucky to work with several talented designers, like Hussein Chalayan, across Europe and Asia while organizing fashion shows including Shanghai and Paris Fashion Week.
Informed by my background in the fashion business, my photography practice combines academic research with an interest in social issues. Five years of life in Asia greatly influenced my aesthetic: bright colors, unusual angles, symbolism and a sense of surreality.
I currently have a production team and have been working on recent commercial projects with my dear friend and colleague Oleg Tarasenko. Our creations are very poetic, enchanting and at the same time, I also like to bring contemporary culture to the narrative.
I absolutely love being able to travel the world (I've been to 46 countries and lived in 7) to gain new perspectives, try new flavours and document it with high-end photography along the way to share with my wanderlust followers. As a leader in travel industry, I write articles for several publications, including L'Officiel and Elle magazines, where I am a regular contributor.
Since 2022 I have been based full-time in Paris after receiving my Passeport Talent residence in France as a re-owned artist.