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Mária Švarbová offers a breath of fresh air in the photography world. The photographer has a distinctive style that departs from traditional portraiture and focuses on experimentation with space, colour, and atmosphere, which places itself neither in the past nor in the future. This new edition include works never published before.

The artist

Despite studying restoration and archeology, Maria Svarbova found a medium for her artistic expression in photography. Since 2010, she has focused on developing her own photographic language, quickly gaining international recognition. Amongst awards, solo and group exhibitions, her work has been featured in Vogue, Guardian, Instagram, Forbes and many other publications. Maria is also Hasselblad Master 2018 and Forbes 30 under 30.

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What will you find inside Futuro Retro

FUTURO RETRO is a transcendental and timeless series of images from the artist which evokes a traditional setting with sci-fi elements and follows from the immense success of her first photography book, ‘Swimming Pool’.

Mária has a wonderfully individual style which moves away from the conventional. The socialist era and its architecture, public spaces and colour are hugely inspirational and this has been admired across the world in solo exhibitions and press on a global scale.

This new edition of Futuro Retro includes work never published before and offers a brand new cover design concept and inside pages design updates and content.

hardcover – 256 pages – matte paper
230x300mm – 1,235 kg – english
Isbn – 9789198656688

Francois Le Bled

Francois Le Bled

Publisher, marketer and cultural devourer, Francois’s main occupation is to read. When he does not read, he is also a big movie fan .. and reads about them. Francois curiosity about things and people are what motivates him to learn and now write.


Daniel Zachrisson

Daniel Zachrisson

Independent art director, designer and photographer, Daniel is passionate about all things visual, though considers music to be his main support in creating concepts, images and spaces.


Maria Svarbova

Maria Svarbova

There is often a sense of cool detachment and liminality in Maria’s work. Routine actions such as exercise, doctor appointments, and domestic tasks are reframed with a visual purity that is soothing and symmetrical and at times reverberant with an ethereal stillness.


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