Artist Of The Issue: Anna Maggý - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Artist Of The Issue: Anna Maggý

Artist Of The Issue: Anna Maggý

Published June 16, 2016

Hrefna Björg Gylfadóttir
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Anna Maggý

Anna Maggý is a young photographer studying at the School of Photography in Reykjavík. She has done fashion photography for labels such as Nike and EYGLÓ as well as collaborating with Andrea Maack. Her newest project ‘Narcissus’ focuses on the egocentricity that comes with social media.

Artist Talk With Photographer Anna Maggý

When did you start taking pictures?

I have been playing around with photography since I was little but really started when I started studying at the School of Photography in August 2015.

What is your creative process?

It depends on the project. I don’t plan everything in advance—for me that makes things flat and dull. In fact, I never start with a final vision in mind but instead let the idea form by itself, let myself go and see what comes out of that.

What inspires you?

The people around me, chaotism, my phone, adrenaline and tube TVs. Vivianne Sassen, the School of Photography and my best friend Melkorka (Korkimon). We are always working on something, and for us, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creating art.

What is your favourite photograph, by you or another photographer?

Shit. I can’t answer. It’s important that images somehow confuse me, disturb me or grasp my attention for a long time. Images that are challenging for the eye and the mind.

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How is it being a photographer in Iceland?

I really enjoy it. There is so much energy in the air and a lot of talented people I like working with.

Future plans?

I am going to enjoy the summer and continue doing what I’ve been doing.

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