by Editor Yvette Depaepe
Marianne Siff's dark and moody monochrome work express her melancholic personality. Her images are of a great emotional intensity. They convey feelings such as loneliness and darkness without being gloomy. They are inspiring, affecting and moving, they are ”poems to cherish”.
Let's glimpse into Marianne's world and learn more about her.
I was born and grew up in Copenhagen in Denmark.
My family has always had an interest in photography. As a child, I got a small Agfa Camera, it was mostly used for photography of my family and friends.
In 2007 my sweet mother bought me a DSLR Camera. It was the beginning of my interest in photography as an art form.
One of my own favourite images is "Flying Fox" from 2010. It's one of my early works. It was a big challenge and I spent a very long time to achieve a satisfying result. My sweet, patient and understanding husband was waiting, as he always does ;-)
A Danish B & W photographer named Kirsten Klein, has been a great inspiration for me. Her works are amazing. 1x is also a great source of inspiration, here are many talented photographers and many interesting articles to read.
For several years, I was guitarist and singer in a band.
Also in music I find inspiration for my images.
The Danish West Coast - is for me - a favourite place to photograph. The light is absolutely wonderful and suitable for B & W images and I find it very meditative to be there.
Today I´m using a Fujifilm X-Pro2 Camera with these lenses: 14mm, 35mm, 18-55mm (which I use a lot) and a 40-150mm. Sometimes I use a Lensbaby Pro with different lenses.
Silver Efex Pro 2 is my favourite editing software for converting my images to B & W, but I'm also use other features in Nik Collection. Another excellent software is Snapseed. I like to add texture and grain to my images.
I do not have a standard way to edit photos. All images are in an individual process.
Not everything is predetermined. It's always exciting to see which way my image leads me.
Monochrome photography is my favourite form of expression. There are many talented colour photographers, but the monochrome works best for me.
I'm a melancholic person and it clearly has influenced my work.
What attracts my attention as a photographer is often the solitary person, creepy locations and of course the light and the darkness.
Regularly I exhibit my works, also at censored exhibitions. It's always motivating to get positive feedback. Sometimes I'm selling images in connection with my exhibitions.
It's a wonderful feeling, that people find my works attractive.