Ivan K. Maras is a photographer / audio-visual storyteller / director of photography based in Cologne, Germany. His work is defined by the love he shares for this world and the people inhabiting it. A grand sensibility for his surroundings fed by losses of the past is the key element to his creativity.
"As far as I can think back, people nearest to me stated that I was of an openly passionate and spirited character on the surface, yet silent, sensible and highly empathic for my surroundings on the inside. Already as a child I tended to be wandering in thoughts, always focused on visuals occurring around me.
Smells, sounds, and the way light hits everything around me, as well as how elements like water and wind affect the things, were always fascinating to me.
The nature of things and how humans interact with them are my daily inspirations.
This constant confrontation with my inner self in connection with my environment helped me understand in an early point in life that true happiness and beauty lie within nature and your very self. To seek and capture those aspects of our world is the main feature of my work."
Feel free to contact me for any project you have in mind.
I am happy to engage with you and offer my professional service according to your wishes.
My services include:
directing and direction of photography for commercials, image films, music videos, portrait films, industry films, event films, etc.
photography in all its forms, digital and print
workshops and teaching