I randomly came across Marianna’s work on Tumblr and was instantly taken. It’s ethereal and hauntingly sexy. I just thought everyone should see and appreciate her work. Here is her bio.
Marianna Rothen was born in 1982 in Canada and lives in New York City. After becoming a model at age 15, Marianna spent several years traveling, working and documenting the experience though photographs.
Rothen now specializes in photography that creates fragmented, romantic settings within the scope of a nostalgic dystopia. Combined with decrepit interiors, untamed wilderness and seductive subjects, Rothen’s photographs exude overtones of mystery and dissatisfaction that become part of a larger narrative.
Rothen uses natural or available light and mixes traditional photographic processes with digital media. Since 2007 her work has been exhibited internationally in New York, Paris, Sydney, Cologne and Istanbul. In 2012 Rothenʼs work was featured in The Last Seduction, a two-person show that appeared at the Hendershot Gallery in New York. During the same year, the artist also had a solo exhibition at Gallery Kaune, Posnik, Spohr in Cologne, Germany titled Gentle Creatures. Marianna Rothen is currently completing a series of short films (starting with, Desert of June) and in June 2014 her first book, Snow and Rose & other tales will be released with b.frank books.