Marius Schultz is a Norwegian art photographer who specializes in works inspired by nature.
He first became interested in photography at the age of 10, when he found an old camera in his parents’ attic. He started taking pictures at their summer house, shooting anything and everything he saw around him. When he was 13, Marius moved close to the sea, and he remembers waking up every day to the sound of the waves, thus beginning his lifelong fascination with water.
Initially Marius believed that photography could be only a hobby, not a career. When he travelled to the United States, he enrolled at the Brooks Institute of Photography in California. Upon graduating, he avoided the world of commercial photography, finding its rules too restrictive. He simply wanted to use his camera to explore, and in fact he has likened his photography to “throwing a rock and exploring the area where it lands.” At one of his exhibitions, he discovered that everything had sold before opening night, and at that point he realized that he must be doing something right.
“Even though nature itself always changes, it also remains the same,” says Marius. “There is an eternal playfulness in its being, which I love. In the end, whether photographing trees or water or people, I am trying to engage with the fundamental wholeness of nature, the way that things are linked together.”