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Martin Bystriansky is a Slovakian photographer. Meeting Tibor Huszár and Roman Pavlovič at the Faculty of media and communication at University of the St. Cyrillus and Methodius in Trnava has been essential for his production. He has been visiting Huszár-Pavlovič photoatelier and it was them who determined his ali… Read More
Martin Bystriansky is a Slovakian photographer. Meeting Tibor Huszár and Roman Pavlovič at the Faculty of media and communication at University of the St. Cyrillus and Methodius in Trnava has been essential for his production. He has been visiting Huszár-Pavlovič photoatelier and it was them who determined his alignment to documentary photography. His photos were published in several publications and had some exhibitions as well. Many of his projects are about the people and country they live in. Read Less
I try to be as close as possible to my subjects. In my work I concentrate mainly on people. I see photography as a means to get to know their interesting and often unusual lives and approaches. I prefer photo document with social theme. It requires more time, getting to know the subject, it goes deeper. Communica… Read More
I try to be as close as possible to my subjects. In my work I concentrate mainly on people. I see photography as a means to get to know their interesting and often unusual lives and approaches. I prefer photo document with social theme. It requires more time, getting to know the subject, it goes deeper. Communication is extremely important, as is respect and reverence to documented subject. My documenting period spans over several years adapts, so the people I photograph can get use to me. There have to be an agreement established at the beginning about what is allowed and applicable and what is not. The loss of trust can occur if the contract is breached. Therefore, I need to estimate a magnitude, in order not to be in a way or to become tiresome. Otherwise my pictures might become unnatural. While creating the document I prefer black and white concept. The colour could be unnecessarily distracting in this case. I try to use a natural light to a maximum.

However, I do not avoid taking coloured photographs, using new practices and digital retouching of photographs. Having said that, in the themes I am working at, my use of photo editing is minimal. I don´t stylize anything in my documents. For me is important, that during photography I create a concept and at the same time I searching, waiting, predicting. I am more like a quiet observer. I wait for suitable shot and mulling over the best possible composition. Equally and maybe more that technical impeccability of photograph for my production are important its content and emotion. I also enjoy working with kinetic blurring and I like when my photographs are ambiguous. They do not have to be totally beautiful but must be memorable and they need to contain some disturbing element. Read Less
My first project was a documentation of Capuchins in Slovakia and to this work I dedicated practically whole duration of time at University and it was also topic of my diploma work. I recorded their lives inside monasteries and their activity among common people.

My subsequent work was documentation of aut… Read More
My first project was a documentation of Capuchins in Slovakia and to this work I dedicated practically whole duration of time at University and it was also topic of my diploma work. I recorded their lives inside monasteries and their activity among common people.

My subsequent work was documentation of autistic children. The publication about this project is called “Amongst rain drops- Autism world of truth” and it received prize “Prettiest book of Slovakia” for year 2009 in category literature.

My photographs were also published in creative yearbook of our faculty “Muuza”.

With my work I also contributed to publication about horses, which was published by faculty under heading of atelier Huszár-Pavlovič and it also received prize “Prettiest book of Slovakia” for year 2011.

At present I´m participating on a documentary project with school for children with special needs. Read Less
Member Since: Mar 27, 2013