Photography

Rothen, Marianna (1982)

Marianna Rothen began her career as a model before turning into a full-time photographer. The Canadian photographer focuses on female characters that resemble vintage glamorous and sexy figures from the 1960s and 1970s. Highlighted by the faded Polaroid-like technique she uses and the decrepit interiors she stages, her images diffuse a nostalgic and mysterious feel - ‘It means that you lose detail and the photographs become more like paintings, which is why they look so dreamy, with a particular tone or haze to them. At first it was just a happy accident but now I love the look so much that I’ve been doing it with everything!’ Marianna Rothen’s work bears a sense of dissatisfaction, as if, despite the flirtatious poses and looks, the women in her photographs, were on the verge of something, dreamy and tormented.
 

Tags / Marianna Rothen - Canadian Photographer - Existentialism - Women - Sexy - Nostalgia
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #3, from Series La Femme Inconnue, 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #3, from Series La Femme Inconnue, 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #2, from Series Fanny, 2012
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #2, from Series Fanny, 2012
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #2, from Series In Despair, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #2, from Series In Despair, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series E.k.t.i.n., 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series E.k.t.i.n., 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #2, from Series Boat Girl, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #2, from Series Boat Girl, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #1, from Series Blondie, 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #1, from Series Blondie, 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Snow and Rose, 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Snow and Rose, 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #4, from Series Snow and Rose, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #4, from Series Snow and Rose, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #15, from Series Snow and Rose, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #15, from Series Snow and Rose, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series E.k.t.i.n., 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series E.k.t.i.n., 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #3, from Series La Femme Inconnue, 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #3, from Series La Femme Inconnue, 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #26, from Series Gentle Creatures, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #26, from Series Gentle Creatures, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Lovecat, 2013
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Lovecat, 2013
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #3, from Series La Femme Inconnue, 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #3, from Series La Femme Inconnue, 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #10, from Series Boat Girl, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #10, from Series Boat Girl, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #2, from Series Domesticated Woman, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #2, from Series Domesticated Woman, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Pool 1, 2003
Marianna Rothen, Pool 1, 2003
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #22, from Series Gentle Creatures, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled #22, from Series Gentle Creatures, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series E.k.t.i.n., 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series E.k.t.i.n., 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Domesticated Woman, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Domesticated Woman, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Snow and Rose, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Snow and Rose, 2011
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series Alien Camp, 2007
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series E.k.t.i.n., 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series E.k.t.i.n., 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series E.k.t.i.n., 2010
Marianna Rothen, Untitled, from Series E.k.t.i.n., 2010
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