WHO AM I?
Tomislav Marcijuš is, Internationally awarded photographer based in Croatia. Contemporary and documentary photographer was born in Osijek in 1990. After graduation from the Construction School, he experimented with film and analog cameras. After five years, his hobby turned into a business, and he launched his brand, Marcijuš Weddings. As a creative person, he photographs digital and on film. Analog photography made it possible to discover his style and apply it to weddings and other types of photography.
My love for art led me to an artistic and creative way to document your special day. I wish to show weddings worldwide in my way and how I see them through digital and analog photography. I have had the opportunity to photograph in England, Spain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Austria, and neighboring countries. I'm a photographer who loves spontaneity, creative focus, black and white photography, and emotions. I also love music, festivals, and concerts, literature! I love traveling and exploring not-popular parts of the cities, making me happier and richer. I always use them for travel if I have a few days off. Also, I like to dedicate myself to Lara and our time.
I live in Eastern Europe, which brings everyday nostalgia and melancholy. My photographs couldn't have avoided it in an elegant and dreamy style. My style has been built up throughout these last years by various artists in cinematography, painting, photography, music, and Croatian modern art. I'm trying to make it even more delicate by shooting at dawn or dusk and with the cadre and shadows game. I'm a vast admirer of motion photos and black-and-white that emphasize elegance throughout the story. The compound of all this makes my photos timeless, saying – "everything will be fine."
Wedding photography brought me a lot of life experience. It teaches me how to struggle with unpredictable situations and be happy with what I have every day. This is something wonderful and memorable for me. It convinced me that only hard work accomplishes dreams and that boundaries exist only in our minds. I have learned that I need to be the wind in each other’s sails. With that, we become stronger. Focus only on your path, and there will be no obstacles and negative things. When you look at the world that way, everything you make is a piece of art that will find its way to the observer and stay forever in his mind as something the most beautiful. That is the wealth that no one can ever take away from you.
I'm a "one-man" band. Sometimes, my fiancé, Lara, is a second shooter when possible. From the beginning of our brand, she shot every wedding. But she got a job in her profession as an embryologist. If another photographer is needed and Lara is unavailable, it is often an industry colleague with a similar style. I don't make videos, but I work with several videographers, and you can feel free to ask me for recommendations.
The ambiance in which I live became my main inspiration and challenge. My style has been built up also by the various artists in movies, painting, music, and books. The greatest inspiration comes from the work of Andrei Tarkovsky and Wong Kar Wai and their movies like "The Mirror", "Nostalgia", "Happy Together," and "In the Mood for Love". I see my life in these movies and the emotions that I also convey in my photographs. My way of thinking and creating was influenced by Croatian modern art and by various artists and art groups from the Balkans. In the last few years, following their works and books, I have learned that the process is more important than the result. The process is the only important thing when you are an artist. It is always interesting to follow the transformation of your work. When you have a result, it’s the end. Like everyone else, I have some of my favorite photographers. Still, they are not from the wedding industry like Ernst Haas, Inge Morath, Dora Maar, Luigi Ghirri, Man Ray, and many others.
30 RISING STARS OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
BY RANGEFINDER MAGAZINE NYC
Rangefinder Magazine has been a prestigious and leading magazine globally for portrait and wedding photography for 65 years. Each year, a team of professional people from a reputable magazine selects the top 30 best photographers on the rise. "30 Rising Stars" is one of the most prestigious awards in the photographic industry.
In 2018, we were nominated by industry colleagues, and among 300 nominated photographers, we were selected as one of the top 30 photographers in the world 2018. The recognition from Rangefinder Magazine is an important award that left a significant stamp on my work and filled our hearts.