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Marco shot this series of punchy/gritty portraits using on camera flash to make the model pop. The series was commissioned by Ronda, a performance artist/alter ego in downtown LA.

FUN new work from Marco Walker! The upbeat spring/summer atmosphere comes straight from the sands of Santa Monica.

Marco uses a candid style from the colourful beach house and with flowing garments the team captured power in nature and spirit.

Marco takes us to the sunny shores of Margate for his recent personal series titled ‘Margate’

Marco’s candid approach, jaunty angles and direct camera flash create the illusion of a high-end catwalk. Being littered with cutouts, these images bring together new experimentation methods and that of his origins – catwalk photography.

Marco Walker presents a new body of work capturing the current zeitgeist of ambivalence towards power and authority in his third solo exhibition entitled Utopia/Dystopia.

During the last year, Walker travelled through remote regions of former Yugoslavia, including Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and Croatia to uncover a series of gargantuan, concrete monuments commissioned by the late President Tito to herald a new, unified order for competing nationalities, language and religions.

The collapse of Yugoslavia followed the death of Tito in 1980 but these monuments or Spotmeniks challenge our hopes and ideologies and although overtly political in origin, they emerge reborn in Walker’s photographs as objects of undeniable beauty.

“I was drawn to their sheer size, their extraordinary shapes and their commanding simplicity. As war memorials, they were like nothing I’d ever imagined or seen but what struck me most was how much utter destruction it took to establish such beauty.” Walker said.

By using pre-fogged analogue film and old-fashioned printing processes such as cyanotype and Van Dyke, Walker moves beyond the present spectacle and subject matter towards a painterly, dreamlike state reminding the viewer of the fragile nature of the present state itself, an oscillating moment between the future and the past, between utopia and dystopia.

‘La Piscina’ Marco Walkers latest installation art for the 2nd year of the Bombay Beach Biennale which was themed ‘ What the Future used to be’.

The collage created out of life-size cut outs is symbolic of the rich history of the town of Bombay Beach and the Salton Sea, which in its heyday was a glamorous Hollywood destination.

Today, due to an environmental catastrophe that polluted the lake, almost overnight the town went from boom to bust. Today, the town feels like a post apocalyptic disaster zone.

“ I was interested by the contrast of the hyper real, colourful cutouts against the back drop of this lifeless landscape. “ – Marco Walker – 

 

San Francisco kids

Marco treats us to this latest personal project with characteristic colour and hard light. San Francisco kids it would seem have as much energy as Marco

‘Come rain or shine the show must go on’, these were the words that everyone muttered as Marco shot these energetic shots for Thomas Cook’s new campaign titled ‘Real Holidays Aren’t Perfect’.

Marco Walker shot these great portraits of Fletcher Cowan for the new series of shorts ‘How to be a Socialite’ available on All 4.

POWER PLANT is currently featured at The Dots Project 15-27th September.

The origins for this project can be attributed to an American scientist who experimented and proved that plants have feelings.  Designed to celebrate the beauty of the natural world, whilst acknowledging that the precense of humanity is an ever present danger.

– Marco Walker –
“I hope I bring more awareness to the world of plants, as we’re so caught up in digital world, where we take less time to stop and appreciate our surroundings.”

The intense use of colour is derived from direct flash and postproduction. However this series was shot using coloured filters, the resulting images were then cut up and layering as if a collage, Marco then photographs the resulting images to create a third layer of ‘POP’.