Meet The Collective: Introducing Photographer and Art Director Marta Pang
By Ellen Clipson - 3 min read
The Collective is our global network of professional photographers that we collaborate with to bring different ideas to life through our professional photo and video shoots. Today, we showcase the work of Berlin-based photographer, Marta Pang.
Whether it be her commercial work or personal projects, photographer and art director Marta Pang has a talent for creating the extraordinary. She’s shot for a number of major brands including OPPO, Levi’s, Puma, and Samsonite, to name but a few.
As a member of The Collective, our team has always loved working with Marta to create commercial visuals that explore unique aesthetics and unconventional angles. We spoke with her to find out more about her approach and how she has adapted to the challenges of 2020.
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How would you describe your photography style?
I always try to capture something that we would not normally notice in our daily lives. If I had to choose three words today I would go with dreamy, dark, and somewhat surreal.
Image shot for ‘Staycold Apparel’)
How do you adapt your photography for commercial work?
It’s all about communication. The majority of the time clients want to work with professional photographers because their style caught their eye. Of course, the client will bring their brief and own ideas, but there is often room to add my own creativity. I love finding the point in our collaboration where both sides are happy.
How has COVID-19 impacted your work?
It has forced me to look inside of myself and feel the emotions that have come up over the last few months. This fuses naturally with my work as location has always been one of the most important elements in my creative process. Now, I am more focused on the person I’m photographing and how to visualize their emotions.
What is a key visual trend that you’re predicting for 2021?
Self-love and self-reflection. After a year shaped by the global pandemic, people have started to take more care of themselves and spend more time alone. Therefore, I think people will start creating visuals based on their personal feelings and experiences of 2020.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on a personal project called “I am home” which was triggered by the lockdown during COVID-19. We have spent most of the past year at home and so I wondered; how have other people gotten through this period? How do they feel about the place they call home? What do their homes look like? At the moment, I only shoot friends within my close network, but I’m looking forward to capturing more people’s stories when the situation gets better.
To see her most recent commercial work, why not take a look at what happened when we gave Marta the brand new FindX2 Pro phone!