Asphalt jungle in Martin Stavars Photography
Urban photographer Martin Stavars was born in 1981 in Czestochowa, Poland. He studied economics, computer science, and photography, which he ultimately focused on. Stavars specializes in black-and-white cityscapes, landscapes, and night photography. Meanwhile, he and his camera have visited more than twenty countries, with Asia holding a key spot. He allows each viewer to feel the force and power of modern cities. The fact they are made in black and white further emphasizes the brutal beauty of the asphalt jungle.
Urban photography by Martin Stavars have been showcased in numerous international competitions, and he was named “Architecture Photographer of the Year” at the International Photography Awards in New York; he also received the “Grand Prix” at the Image International in Canada and Hei Ming Prize in Tokyo. He won the first prizes in the 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 International Photography Awards in New York. In 2012, Charta Editions published his first photographic monograph entitled “Megalopolis”.
Artist’s Statement – I’ve always been fascinated by landscapes – places that are absolutely desolate, where I can stay one on one with nature. For me, the growing joy right before pressing the shutter button as well as the possibility of interacting with the world filled with inspiration is as important as the creative act itself. This initial fascination has rapidly grown into obsession that eventually took control over my life.