Barbora Mrazkova (Czech Republic)

Using mostly analogue techniques, Barbora tries to analyse and document the beauty and poignancy, as well as awkwardness of human relationships. 

Barbora Mrazkova is a photographer and visual artist currently living and working in London. After completing a BA in Media and Visual Communication in Czech - with a one year exchange in Sweden, she went on to start working as a commercial photographer in London, UK. This work experience gave her a good insight into how the commercial industry works, however, she found the experience was not creatively fulfilling or satisfactory in relation to her development as an artist. This led to her decision to fully focus on her practice. She is currently applying for a MA Photography course at LCC, London.

Much of Barbora’s work inquires into ideas on identity and representation, where process and transformation play an important role. Through her work she raises questions about the relationships between the self and others, the private and public, the natural and built environments. She usually experiments with style and approach, however always returns to a somewhat documentary aesthetic, concentrating on portraits. She is very much interested in what an image can tell of a person - the stories within the portrait. Through photography she is trying to find some clarity within her relationships; with herself, the world around her and her different acquaintances. Photography helps her to understand more objectively the world around her. It is an emotional response.

Using mostly analogue techniques, she tries to analyse and document the beauty and poignancy, as well as awkwardness of human relationships, by capturing her personal world but also in a wider perspective, the interaction between man and society in a contemporary environment. Barbora often explores themes like the self, youth, solitude, isolation, connection, communication, identity, change and place. She can also just record moments, emotions and memories in a pure, intimate and nostalgic way, sometimes disturbing, but always with a style of her own.