Daughter of Lycaon

In Greek Mythology, Lycaon was the king of Arcadia. He had 50 sons and 3 daughters. Zeus tried to seduce one of his daughters, Callisto because of her legendary beauty. In retaliation, Lycaon tried to “test” Zeus’ immortality by mixing human meat into his food in order to try to make him mortal and murder…

Phantasmagoria

During our dreams, how do we know we are actually dreaming? It is only when we awake that we realize we were dreaming. Phantasmagoria is a project analyzing the relationship between the dreamer, dreams and the way we bridge our conscious and unconscious awareness of the self. It asks questions about our role in dreams…

Lament

An exploration of sorrow, depression and loneliness   Mourning people I used to be I lay here enveloped by sorrow. Nostalgia begins to rot as the numbness of decaying memories takes hold. Not having the strength to weep, I press on one breath at a time to see what may lie beyond the walls ahead…

Midnight

I have always been a nocturnal person. I feel, think and create better at night. When everyone goes to sleep and the city falls silent I truly awake. This project is an attempt to illustrate my affinity for the night.   Muses: Natalia, Winnie, Sabine, Lea, Nicole, Stephie Assistants: Mads Hoppe & Anna Sophia Hansen…

Darkness Rising

A study of the male figure focusing on muscle structure and emphasizing it using minimal light.   Muse: Anders Landau Fine Art Prints The images in this series are available as limited edition fine art prints. For more information, please visit the Prints page or contact us via email: prints@mariusbudu.com

Elysian Fields

I have always been intrigued by the concept of an afterlife. I am especially drawn to the ancient Greek belief that Heaven was a physical place called ‘Elysium’ or ‘The Elysian Fields’. This plays beautifully into the notion that we are of earth and to earth we shall return. In this series, I explore the ties…

Celestial Bodies

‘Celestial Bodies’ visually explores the fact that all matter, (including our bodies) is made up of “dead star” particles. Through this fact, we are intrinsically connected to everything in the Universe – both physically, and spiritually. The human form is used in an abstracted manner in an attempt to create visual parallels to terra-like landscapes…

Fluid & Form

I have always been fascinated by form, movement and color. When I started to work with nude photography, I was especially drawn to the visual possibilities offered by unconventional angles, abstract framing and the endless form variations of the human body. Fluid & Form was a concept birthed from a drive to experiment with a…

Immortal

We have all pondered the notion of mortality at some point in one conceptual form or another. I personally have great respect for the fleeting nature of our lives when viewed in the cosmic scheme of things. With this series, I wanted to explore the notion of immortality if it were applied to an individual.…

Divergent

There is a constant war raging inside each one of us. We are torn between our thoughts, needs and desires and the external pressure that always pushes us to conform to certain norms that are meant to make us complacent members of society. But inside our minds, bodies and souls we are constantly diverging, constantly seeking new…

Multidimensional

We are multi-faceted beings burning through the fabric of space and time like comets birthed from life’s cradle heading towards certain demise.   Muse: Rie Vasehus Fine Art Prints The images in this series are available as limited edition fine art prints. For more information, please visit the Prints page or contact us via email: prints@mariusbudu.com

Chimera

In dreams, the mind crafts a new reality. A truly unique experience ready to be molded by our memories, hopes, fears, desires and fantasies. This project re-creates a dream sequence I had. One night, a phantasm appeared in my dream and began communicating through movement. Despite being aware of everything it was trying to convey…

Unspoken

The internal silence which we inhabit can often feel unending. Unspoken is a study of this space, this meditative state in which we can encounter deafening noise or sublime peace.   Muse: Rie Vasehus Fine Art Prints The images in this series are available as limited edition fine art prints. For more information, please visit…

Diletta

During a Nude Art Photography Master Class I taught in Rome for Fashion Art Wise, one of the models cancelled and Diletta jumped in last minute. As we where running two sets simultaneously, the group set fell a few minutes behind and I got to shoot with her one-on-one for about 5 minutes. I took…

Montes

Since I was very young I was always drawn to the mountains. There I felt very free and connected to nature. The images in this series where inspired by mountain ranges and that feeling of being connected to nature. This allowed me to work with the individual figures interacting with each other and depicting them…

Rubia Figure Study

While shooting the ‘Lament’ series, I also shot some figure studies with Rubia. Her figure type allowed for the creation of some wonderful sculptural images.   Muse: Rubia Stri – rubiasworld.com Fine Art Prints The images in this series are available as limited edition fine art prints. For more information, please visit the Prints page…

Twisted Flesh

Twisted Flesh is both, a psychological experiment and visual attempt to gain some insight into our physical form as an entity in and of itself as well as our relationship with it. Each piece tells its own story. They challenge the viewer in a unique way and beckon them to explore the intricacy and variety of…

The Purge

For a long time I wanted to explore genuinely raw emotion with my photography. I felt I really needed to do this with someone that trusted me enough to really open up and be uninhibited by the fact that they were nude, in front of a camera and at the same time exposing their memories…